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James Blake and Chance the Rapper didn’t live together after all

The dream of the best sitcom ever is officially shattered.

James Blake and Chance the Rapper didn't live together after all
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It seems like many moons ago when we first learned - by way of a selfie in an L.A. mansion - that James Blake and Chance the Rapper were apparently living together.

“We’re getting a compound so we figure we might invite people round to the crib,” Chance said in an interview with NME, back in 2014. Immediately, visions of a rapper-meets-crooner sitcom somewhere between Seinfeld and Arrested Development - with a musical twist -struck like glorious lightening. We had heartwarming mental pictures of Jamesy B cooking up pasta pesto for Chance after an afternoon in the studio, hopes and dreams of one day being invited around to join the party. Now, everyone, the dream is shattered.

In a new Chance the Rapper interview with GQ, all seemed well, at first. The Chicagoan told of how he and James bought “a big-ass rapper mansion” together, and called it Koi Kastle. In the article, writer Zach Baron adds that “Blake removed himself from the lease and left Chance to pay the whole rent.”

There’s an added twist to the tale however, with James Blake responding to the piece. “We’d very loosely and playfully daydreamed about getting somewhere to live/work for a little while, but never discussed specifics,” he said in a statement to GQ. “…I turned up and he told me my name was on the lease, which was creepy because I’d never signed anything. I’d never and still have never heard of Koi Kastle.”

Uh oh. Here are Chance and James, in happier times.

All settled in the new crib. And there's a fire pit on my balcony. @jamesblake

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