Ellen ended in May 2022 following allegations of a toxic work environment and abusive behavior behind the scenes."I'll never forget this," Chance said of the phone call. "I just remember hearing on the other side of the phone, just yelling [and] beratement: 'What type of mother are you?
Do you realize that I went out of my way to get this for you, and he can’t sit down and watch it?'"He briefly quit music to attend college, a decision he described as his way of giving a "middle finger to the industry." He returned to his career with the album Portraits in 2019 after finding joy in making his own music again."When I look at the interviews and I look at my eyes, I can see so much anxiety," Chance added. "I can just see so much PTSD because I’m there holding on for dear life going, 'I need this TV gig.' I was 100 percent faking it, and [I felt like] she was 100 percent faking it with me, too." Ellen asked Chance to come back two more times after he initially turned them down.The singer posted on his Instagram account Thursday: "I’ve been wanting to tell this story for a long time, and was repeatedly told not to.