Thanks to Chance the Rapper, Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets Are Officially Back

What’s a four for $4 without the spicy chicken nuggets? Fans across the country waited anxiously for Wendy’s to bring back their beloved menu item. Thanks in part to Chance the Rapper, it finally happened. Learn about Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, and how he helped bring back Wendy’s spicy nuggets here.

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Chance the Rapper tweeted about Wendy’s spicy nuggets in May 2019

Like a lot of people, Chance the Rapper was thinking about Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets, an option on their four for $4 menu before the fast-food chain discontinued it. In May 2019, the musician tweeted his positive affirmation of the day.

“Positive Affirmations for today: I will have a good day, I will succeed today, Wendy’s will bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today,” tweeted Chance the Rapper.

Surprisingly Wendys’ Twitter account responded, with a deal for fans of the nuggets, tweeting, “Y’all keep asking, so here’s your chance. The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet, (this one right here,) to two million likes, they will bring spicy chicken nuggets back. Let’s freakin’ do this!”

Within a few days, Chance’s tweet earned the necessary amount of likes and retweets, officially bringing back the spicy nuggets. Wendy’s Twitter account responded to the news, saying, “this is not a drill! Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y’all are crazy! That took like a day and a half! What? We don’t know when yet, gotta figure it out, but soon, and okay, losing it right now, this is amazing!”

Although Wendy’s did not release an official date for the spicy nuggets, late, on their Instagram, they shared more news. The company said their bites of chicken would be available on August 12, 2019.

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This August, Wendy’s spicy nuggets finally came back

A few months passed since Chance the Rapper and Wendy’s had their Twitter interaction, but the fast-food company kept their promise. On August 12, 2019, spicy nuggets came back into Wendy’s locations across the country.

“If you don’t eat your body weight in Wendy’s spicy nuggets today then you need to grow up,” one Twitter user said.

“Today spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s and Chick-Fil-A started serving mac-and-cheese? I declare today a national holiday,” another Twitter user said.

The nuggets release date comes only a few weeks after Chance the Rapper premiered his newest album, The Big Day. The album is already earning millions of plays on Spotify, songs like “Hot Shower” having over 15 million streams. The artist has not yet responded about Wendy’s nugget news.

What’s next for Chance the Rapper?

He brought back Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets, and he voiced a character in Disney’s reboot of The Lion King — now what? In conjunction with his most recently released album, Chance the Rapper will perform in live concerts in the United States.

The rapper will be making stops at stadiums like Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Chase Center in San Francisco, and the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music platforms.