Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper Send Congrats to Little League Champions
By Britt Julious
It’s high time for baseball season and the U.S. Little League Championship game was where it was at yesterday … just ask Chance the Rapper! The Acid Rap rising star tweeted about a visit to a Chicago community center with his father to watch Jackie Robinson West, an all-black team from Chicago’s South Side, take the championship title on a televised game.
The outpouring of support was little surprise for those following the team's bulldozing journey. Yesterday’s win was not just any game -- it was the first time a Chicago team has reached the championship game since 1967 and the first time Jackie Robinson West reached the playoffs since its inception 31 years ago.
“Just know we turnin up for y'all,” the rapper tweeted soon after at a block party, also celebrating the team’s win.
And Chance was not the only music star celebrating the momentous win. Former Chicagoans Flosstradamus , Young Jeezy, and even Lil Wayne threw in their support.
“Couldn't be more proud of the Chicago little league team!” Wayne tweeted early this morning. “Ya represented ya city well,now represent for the country!” The team will play for the Little League World Series against Seoul, South Korea today at 3 PM EST and the game will air on ABC stations across the country.