Chance the Rapper Fights Scalpers, Fans Win

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Chance the Rapper promised fans he would help them get into his upcoming sold-out festival in Chicago -- and he didn't let his hometown down.

Chance took matters into his own hands, buying almost 2,000 Magnificent Coloring Day floor seats from scalpers -- who were asking $200 or more for the coveted tickets -- and selling them for $45 and $75.

The 23-year-old MC announced the buy-back on Twitter, posting a photo of stacks of tickets. On Saturday, he invited fans to swing by the site of the event for their chance to snag a pass. The reclaimed tickets quickly sold out. 

I took back almost 2k #MCD tix from fuckboy scalpers and made them into physicals. And these are just floor seats pic.twitter.com/EaFfoFeuIA

- Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 9, 2016

The Sept. 24 festival, being billed as the "first-ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's Southside," boasts an impressive lineup: Alicia Keys, John Legend, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Tyler, the Creator, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert and Chance himself. 

Magnificent Coloring Day is part of Chance's current tour in support of his latest mixtape, Coloring Book, the first release to chart on the Billboard 200 through streaming numbers alone.