Spike Lee rebuffs Chicago-based rapper's criticism of Chi-Raq

Spike Lee

Spike Lee has hit back at attacks from Chicago musician Chance the Rapper over his controversial drama Chi-Raq.

In an extended interview with MSNBC, the Oscar winner addressed criticism from Chance – real name Chancelor Bennett – who has labelled Chi-Raq an exploitative venture put together by outsiders who have no experience of life in the city. “You don’t do any work with the children of Chicago, you don’t live here, you’ve never watched someone die here,” the rapper tweeted. “Don’t tell me to be calm.”