Chance the Rapper is about to marry the love of his life.
The Chicago rapper will wed his childhood sweetheart, Kirsten Corley, this weekend. Taking to Twitter, he shared their love story, which began when the two met at his mother’s office party in 2003, where Destiny’s Child was billed as the entertainment.
“We were instructed to make way for an exclusive performance by DESTINY’S CHILD!!” said Chance. “From the back stepped out 3 young girls… Who were not Destiny’s Child.”
As the girl group performed “Independent Women,” he made eye contact with his future fiancée, who was among the trio. “Now I’m locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen in my almost-a-decade of life on earth,” he gushed.
“I was just staring at her; as she and her girls were conquering the choreography and mastering the art of lip-syncing in a way even the most professional performers have yet to accomplish.”
At one point, his father encouraged him to join in, but he decided against it. “Not just because it wasn’t my party, not because it was their moment to dance, not even cause I was nervous about dancing in front of folks,” said Chance. “Its cause I knew I was gonna marry that girl. And I aint wanna jump the gun.”
At the end of his story, he revealed that he and Corley are set to tie the knot this weekend. “16 years later it’s happening This wknd is the time, and the place is my wedding,” he said. “I’m gonna dance with my wife because this is my destiny.”
While he didn’t offer more details, one thing is known: Chance and his bride will be getting down to the “Tootsee Roll.” “YOU KNOW I WILL,” he told a fan.
Chance proposed to Corley during a backyard party on the Fourth of July last year. The couple shares a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Kensli Bennett.