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Mere days after squashing their beef, Ye (fka Kanye West) and Drake have officially announced a one-off benefit concert titled “Free Larry Hoover.” The show is scheduled to take place on December 9 at the L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Check out the poster below.
The L.A. Coliseum’s event page says the “historic” concert will “raise awareness and support for Larry Hoover and the cause of prison and sentencing reform.” The Gangster Disciples co-founder was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, extortion, and money laundering, amid other charges, back in 1997 and is currently serving six life sentences. He has since renounced his association with the Chicago street gang.
“I Believe This Event Will Not Only Bring Awareness to Our Cause but Prove to People Everywhere How Much More We Can Accomplish When We Lay Our Pride Aside and Come Together,” said Ye in a statement.
“With Ye, Drake, and J Prince United to Advocate For My Father’s Release, We Can Take Our Plea For Redemption Worldwide And Show That We Are Truly Stronger Together On Behalf Of Any and Everyone with a Love One Wrongly Or Unjustly Incarcerated,” added Larry Hoover Jr. in a statement. “Free My Father!”
Ye recently invited Larry Hoover Jr. to join him on his Drink Champs interview where he teased the benefit concert and confessed he wanted to end his long-running feud with Drake, the latter of which will allegedly be “put to rest” at this upcoming show. Ye also pleaded for clemency for Hoover during his 2018 luncheon with then-President Donald Trump.
The “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert will mark Drake’s first public performance following his marred appearance at Astroworld Festival 2021. His latest album, Certified Lover Boy, came out earlier this year, as did Ye’s full-length Donda.