Kanye West nudged a step closer to returning home for good, vowing to a crowd of local high school students on Monday that he’s in Chicago to stay.

“I gotta let you all know I’m moving back to Chicago, and I’m never leaving again,” he said to huge cheers from the teens at Chance the Rapper’s Open Mike event at the Harold Washington Library Center.

A video of the statement was tweeted by rapper James Tylers.

West has been hinting at a relocation lately, telling a Fox 32 crew last month that he wants to spend more time in Chicago, β€œa super inspiring place that made me who I am.”

It’s not known whether a Chicago-based West would be joined by his wife, diehard Californian Kim Kardashian West, or their three children, one of whom is named Chicago.