Spike Lee's latest film Chi-Raq didn't receive a very warm welcome, namely from many Chicago residents and notably from Chance the Rapper, who called it "exploitive and problematic" amongst other things, later tweeting: "You don't do any work with the children of Chicago, You don't live here, you've never watched someone die here. Don't tell me to be calm."

Spike Lee recently responded to these criticisms, specifically those aimed at him by Chance, in an interview with MSNBC, revealing the connections the rapper had to the city:

"First of all, Chance the Rapper should say full disclosure: his father works for the mayor. He's the chief of staff. His father is the chief of staff. Show me any criticism, if you're so concerned about Chicago, do your research, show me where he's made criticisms about the mayor. I think your finds will be surprising. He's not criticized the major. Why? His father works for the major."

Lee then went on to describe meeting Mayor Emanuel:

"He never said Spike, you can't make your film. But he was trying to convince me to change the title Chi-Raq. First of all, I didn't come up with the title. Local Chicago rappers came up with the title. And his reasons for changing the title were troubling to me. He said the title Chi-Raq would hurt tourism and economic development. [...] As an artist, I'm going to look at it, and I'm going to look at both sides."

Watch the whole interview below.