Born under the sign of Virgo on 20 September 2015, Kensli Bennett is an 8-year-old African-American child. Although she has absolutely no claim to fame of her own, she has apparently been the talk of the town thanks to her father Chance the Rapper, having been engaged in an extremely tumultuous relationship with her mother Kirsten Corley. Seeing as Chance has millions of fans worldwide, it could be said that many people had parental worries about Kensli at one point or another, thus making her a very famous child indeed.
What is her childhood like?
Kensli is growing up apparently happy and provided for alongside her father and mother, and baby sister Marli, born on 29 August 2019. Chance and Corley started dating in 2013, with the stars seemingly aligned for them the whole length of the two years prior to having Kensli. Her arrival into the world changed everything, however, and the brand-new parents found themselves frequently at odds over various matters, ultimately splitting up but then changing their minds.
The rift between the two was most apparent in May 2016, when they stopped living together, and Kirsten asked the courts for full custody over their daughter. Chance apparently didn’t want to let his family go, and instead began doing his best to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend, and find common ground that would allow them to actually build a life together. There was certainly effort on Corley’s part as well, even while the rapper was paying for child support and extra expenses every month, but rarely seeing his daughter regardless.
Kirsten’s lawyer finally cleared the air on 3 January 2017, by telling the Chicago Tribune that the couple’s legal battle had come to an end, as the motion to create a court-ordered parenting schedule had been withdrawn, seeing as the parents had begun living together again. The heartening news undoubtedly had a significant impact on Kensli’s early upbringing, allowing her to grow up in an harmonious family home with no unmet elementary needs, such as a parent’s presence.
The parents became engaged on 4 July 2018 after five years of ups and downs, having realized that they’re in fact meant to be together and provide their children with the best possible life. The two wed on 9 March 2019 at the lavish Pelican Hill Resort in California’s Newport Beach, with even celebrities such as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in attendance. Their second daughter Marli arrived into the world only a few months later, on 29 August, cementing their commitment to one another… forever. Corley and Chance are two happy parents in late 2023, savoring every moment they spend with their daughters.
As for Kensli in particular, she can often be found tagging along with her old man on various adventures, such as when they did their morning workout on the official basketball court of the Chicago Bulls. Chance has made it apparent to all of his millions of followers that there’s virtually no place Kensli can’t follow him, as she’s apparently both his baby and best friend, adding a special kind of enjoyment to every activity her father gets involved in.
Who is her father?
Born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett under the sign of Aries on 16 April 1993, in Chicago, Illinois USA, Chance the Rapper is a 30-year-old musical artist of rather wide acknowledgment. His elevation through the realms of hip-hop, singing, and record production began with the release of his debut mixtape “10 Day” in 2012. That said, it was only in 2013, following the release of his second mixtape, “Acid Rap,” that Chance would truly become recognized in the mainstream music universe.
“Coloring Book” graced the world’s ears in 2016 as his third mixtape, achieving not only critical acclaim but also widespread recognition. It was a game-changer in many regards, winning him three prestigious Grammy Awards, including the coveted Best Rap Album. Remarkably, “Coloring Book” secured a unique accolade as the first streaming-exclusive album to ever manage a Grammy, having also soared to eighth position on the Billboard 200. In 2019 Chance expanded his musical repertoire with the release of his debut studio album – “The Big Day.”
Beyond his solo ventures, Bennett is a member of the esteemed Chicago collective Savemoney, as well as the voice behind The Social Experiment band. Finally, he also joined forces with trumpeter Nico Segal to deliver the acclaimed album “Surf” in 2015. The rapper’s influence extends far beyond music, as he’s deeply committed to social activism in the area where he was born.
What was Chance’s childhood like?
Bennett’s father, Ken Williams-Bennett, served as an aide to the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington, and even Barack Obama while he was a senator. Meanwhile, his mother Lisa dedicated her career to the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Chance’s upbringing took place in the middle-class neighborhood of West Chatham, nestled on Chicago’s South Side. During his mid-teenage years, his father transitioned to working in the Department of Labor during President Barack Obama’s first term. Chance’s initial plans included moving to Washington DC, following Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election, though these aspirations ultimately evolved differently.
Chancelor started his education at Jones College Prep High School, during which time he actively participated in the Jewish Student Union. His love for music dates back to an early childhood, rooted in the tunes of Michael Jackson, whose vocal prowess filled his cassettes up to the fifth grade. His parents’ home was a constant symphony of sounds, featuring the likes of Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, and other famous names from the realms of jazz and gospel.
Acquiring a dream
Hip-hop found its way into Chance’s heart when he stumbled upon “Through the Wire” by Kanye West while walking the streets of Hyde Park in his hometown. This led to his purchase of the rapper’s debut album, “The College Dropout,” eventuating his foray into the hip-hop genre. Kanye’s influence on the young artist became profound, serving as a catalyst for Chance’s aspirations in the world of rap. In fact, the two finally met in August 2014 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Chance only had words of praise for his role model. He described himself as West’s biggest fan, even after achieving all the successes that brought them into the exact same room.
Bennett’s venture into rap commenced in the sixth grade, when he gained access to his cousin’s studio for the first time, allowing him to form the hip-hop duo Instrumentality alongside a close friend, during his freshman high school year. A great majority of the rapper’s earliest performances unfolded at the YOUmedia Lyricist Loft at his home town’s Harold Washington Library.
His career found its much-needed boost when he secured second place in a local songwriting contest, catching the attention of then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who admired his musical prowess. Bennett invested a significant amount of time crafting the foundations for his first official project entitled “10 Day”, while transitioning into his junior and senior high school years. This mixtape’s title popped up as an idea after Chance received a 10-day suspension for a cannabis-related incident, wherein a police officer took the future rapper and his two friends back to the educational institution to arrest them after they had been found smoking marijuana in an alleyway. He was msuspended for those 10 days in spite of not having broken any laws on school grounds.
How rich is Kensli’s dad?
Chance the Rapper’s total accumulated wealth has been estimated at just over $25 million as of late 2023. He made this fortune by lining significant successes in the music industry ever since beginning his career now over a decade ago in 2012. It can be said without a doubt that Kensli Bennett has everything she could ask for, and more.