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Lane student arrested for assaulting suburbanite who also likes Chance The Rapper

Foster, left, teaches Taylor a lesson by beating him senseless for sharing a similar style of music.

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Foster, left, teaches Taylor a lesson by beating him senseless for sharing a similar style of music.

By Alex Chanen, Features Editor

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For Brad Foster, Div. 700, being accepted into his dream school was the best day of his life. And after arriving at the down state Illinois school and meeting his roommate, Jarrett Taylor from Buffalo Grove, he was confident college was going to be where the best four years of his life were going to be. But everything changed when Taylor hung a “Coloring Book” poster on the wall of the dorm.

“You can’t have that,” Foster said. “Only we can like Chance. He’s ours.”

Confused, Taylor tried to calm the shaking Foster, and started playing the Rapper’s music on his phone. “I really wish Chance had more than one album,” Taylor said. “Coloring Book is a work of art.”

Taylor later said in an appeal hearing for his nine day suspension, that this is where he broke. “I screamed Acid Rap and then started punching him,” he said. “People started coming out of their rooms to see what was going on. I couldn’t stop. He needed to understand that only people that are from Chicago are allowed to enjoy Chance’s music. I practically grew up with the guy, yeah I’ve never met him, nor did I go to the same high school as him, or like him until it was cool to, but he needed to know how disrespectful it was to even try to like Chance. He doesn’t know the Chicago struggle.”

Taylor, who grew up in Lakeview, is appealing his nine day suspension. Although he acknowledges wrongdoing, he believes he should be suspended for 10 Days, rather than the nine he was given.

“That’ll show him,” Taylor said, after his suspension was extended by a day.

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