Watch Chance the Rapper's live-stream concert for Verizon's 'Pay It Forward Live'

Get ready to see Chance the Rapper like you’ve never seen him before. On Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the Grammy winner will perform a special and intimate concert direct from his home for Pay It Forward Live, Verizon’s weekly streaming entertainment series in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. His performance will be archived and available on demand here for one week.

“I am excited to perform for Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live series which benefits local small businesses, who need our support due to the drastic slowdown in our economy from the global pandemic. As a Chicago native, I would like to especially highlight these black-owned businesses, who are the soul and backbone of our community: Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles, Mikkey’s Retro Grill Stony Island, Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken and Fat Tiger Workshop, just to name a few. It’s more than important than ever that we all come together to get through this tough time and help continue to help support small businesses in our local communities,” says Chance.

Chance the Rapper is performing live from his home as part of Verizon's weekly Pay It Forward Live for a very special Thursday broadcast. (Photo: Rogers & Cowan)

Chance is the latest headliner for Pay It Forward Live. The exclusive concerts kicked off March 26 with Dave Matthews, and have continued in recent weeks with Alicia Keys, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, country superstar Luke Bryan, Grammy-winning siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas, and pop star Janelle Monáe.

Over the course of Pay It Forward Live, viewers are encouraged to do what they can to support local businesses in their own communities by shopping online, buying a gift card to be used when businesses reopen or ordering a meal. Verizon will donate $10, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses for each use of the hashtag #PayItForwardLIVE. More information can be found at

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