Anita Baker gave Chance The Rapper a shout out at a recent concert for helping her gain ownership of her masters.
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“You should say hello to a friend of mine by way of the music industry and by way of helping me, helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings,” she said as she pointed to Chance. The Acid Rap artist stood up and shared his gratitude for the applause he received.
Later on, he praised Baker on Twitter for her influence and showmanship. “I saw one of THE greatest performances of my LIFETIME last night! Thank you so much @IAMANITABAKER for being an inspiration and an icon to so many of US,” he tweeted.
The two continued to trade tweets after Anita wrote, “Had no idea you would be in our Midst. Such a nice Surprise. Brought Tears, to my eyes. Hope Ms. Essence enjoyed her Birthday. ABX.”
Ms. Essence turns out to be a friend of Chance The Rapper but the fact that Anita Baker’s attention to detail was that close clearly meant the world to the Chicago rapper. “WOW the fact that you remembered my friends name AND that it was her birthday just echoes what an INCREDIBLE PERSON you are on top of all that you’ve given artistically. Honored and blessed to call you friend miss @IAMANITABAKER,” she wrote.