Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy’s WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today.
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 4, 2019
That little plea to the universe sparked a Twitter campaign in the way that only a beloved rapper and a pop culture fast food artifact combined could muster. Wendy’s responded to Chance, delivering a tweet that promised the return of the seasoned hunks of poultry if they could reach two million likes. Less than a day and a half later, that benchmark was surpassed and the return of spicy chicken nuggets to the Wendy’s menu was official.
And that wasn’t the only thing confirmed by the social media push. In the midst of all of the digital hoopla, Chance used the hashtag #spicychickennuggets to bluntly tweet, “My album comes out in less than two months.” The Chicago MC had previously promised a July release for his Coloring Book follow-up, but saying it’s due in “less than two months” now gives us a firmer timeline. If his and our math is correct and Chance sticks to the typical Friday album release, that means the yet-untitled LP is due out July 5th.
So what started at as a great weekend for the drive-through crowd quickly became a great day one for hip-hop fans as well. There’s no confirmed word yet on when either the yum-yums or the album are actually due, but consider us in anticipation of both.
My album comes out in less than two months #spicychickennuggets
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 6, 2019
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y’all are crazy!
That took like a day and a half! WHAT?!
We don’t know when yet, gotta figure it out, but soon, and ok, LOSING IT RIGHT NOW THIS IS AMAZING!!
— Wendy's (@Wendys) May 6, 2019
Coloring Book came out back in 2016, as did Chance’s Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama mixtape. He’s since delivered a number of singles, including “My Own Thing” (featuring Joey Purp), “The Man Has Everything”, “Work Out”, and “I Might Need Security”. He’s also reportedly been working on an album with Kanye West, though it’s not known if this July release is that effort.