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The first two allegations appear to be largely correct. Maxey was suspended from working with Chance based on complaints from someone at the Austin City Limits Festival and there have been no recent reports of them working together so it appears that he was actually fired. Maxey has confirmed in his interview that he isn't a certified ASL translator but has been learning since he was 18. Jahmeca Osborne holds a degree in sign language interpretation and translation and has solid work experience in the area. The third allegation isn't correct as Maxey was remorseful and apologetic in his interview and based on his brand's social media, nothing negative has been said about Chance the Rapper or any other client.

ALLEGATION 1
It appears that Maxey was suspended from working with Chance the Rapper based on a complaint filed by someone at the Austin City Limits Festival. Since there have been no recent instances of the two working together, it is fair to conclude that he was actually fired. Maxey publicly admitted that he drinks and smokes weed ahead of performances because that helps him perform better. He justified this as a "formula" that worked for 5 years but also went ahead and apologized in his statement.

Chance the Rapper enjoys a positive social image and runs his own non-profit SocialWorks alongside a host of other activities for the benefit of the homeless, high school students and the deaf community. It is therefore, hard to imagine that he would be sympathetic towards Maxey after the allegations surfaced.

ALLEGATION 2
Maxey is not a certified ASL but has been learning ASL for 11 years. Jahmeca Osborne holds an Associate's degree from the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and also has solid work experience doing ASL interpretation. Certification is not a prerequisite for this work though most employers require sign language interpreters to have a degree or vocational training. Earning an associate or bachelor's degree in ASL or sign language interpreting is also acceptable entry into this career.

ALLEGATION 3
We found no evidence on media websites and social media that Maxey badmouthed any of his clients including Chance the Rapper for dropping him from engagements.

We couldn't locate a personal social media page for Maxey though DEAFinitely Dope has one and their Instagram posts reference only positive things about working with Chance the Rapper. DEAFinitely Dope continues to follow Chance on Instagram and in fact, the most recent Instagram story (posted on February 22, 2018) is of the YouTube video made in September 2017.

DEAFinitely Dope's Facebook page has 192 overwhelmingly positive reviews and a 4.9 rating out of 5. Nothing negative is mentioned about Chance the Rapper.

DEAFinitely Dope's Twitter feed is about the brand, the deaf community and they even tweeted at Chance the Rapper on February 11. "Aye @chancetherapper @reeseynem @SocialWorks_Chi let's do that basketball clinic/camp this summer, you bring your squad, I bring mine, and we do it for the kids, deaf, hearing and autistic."

CONCLUSION
Through our research, we have determined that Matt Maxey was indeed fired by Chance the Rapper. Maxey has also confirmed in an interview that he isn't a certified ASL translator but has been learning ASL for 11 years. His partner Jahmeca Osborne has a degree in sign language interpretation and translation but doesn't appear to have any certification. We did not find any evidence that Maxey or his associates made adverse comments about Chance or any other clients after being dropped from engagements.
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