Chance The Rapper is a proud son of Chicago, and he wasted no time in celebrating that as soon as he hit the stage to host and perform on Saturday Night Live.
Kicking things off with a show of solidarity on Saturday night (Oct. 26), Chance, donning a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt, threw his support behind their current strike. After reminding the audience that he donated $1 million to his hometown’s public schools the last time he hosted SNL in 2017, he said that he appreciated the efforts of the CTU.
“Honestly, to the teachers in Chicago, I know you guys are on strike right now — I fully support you,” he said. “I just wish that when I was in school, my teachers went on strike. For real, though.”
He then showed Chicago more love by launching into a rap about the Second City, which turned into a love letter about how he’s “the kinda guy who likes the second best better.” A list of “second best” favorites followed, which had Chance choosing Luigi over Mario, Burger King’s french fries over the golden starchy standard at McDonald’s, Bing over Google and more.
Watch Chance The Rapper’s opening monologue from SNL below.