Kanye West has officially announced a one-night benefit concert which is called “Free Larry Hoover”. It will take place on Dec. 9 at the L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.
The event will feature Drake, who West has spoken of in both admiring and dismissive terms recently, so Kanye and Drake will be sharing the same stage!. A long-running feud between the two rappers will allegedly be “put to rest” during the concert.
The event’s poster was shared on West’s Instagram, with the caption “God’s plan”. On the L.A. Coliseum’s event page, it reads that the historic concert will “raise awareness and support for Larry Hoover and the cause of prison and sentencing reform.” Hoover, the co-founder of Gangster Disciples, was found guilty of murder, extortion and money laundering among other charges in 1997 and is currently serving six life sentences. Kanye West has been working to free Hoover for some time now, having asked Donald Trump in 2018 to grant Hoover clemency.
“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,” Ye said.
“With J Prince, Kanye and Drake reunited 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 loved one wrong or unjustly incarcerated,” added Larry Hoover Jr. in a statement. “Free my father!”
The concert will be Ye’s first show in five years, following the cancellation of his 2016 Saint Pablo Tour. It will also be Drake’s first show since the Astroworld Festival tragedy, which resulted in 10 deaths and over 300 injuries, with some lawsuits being filed against Drake, Travis Scott, and Live Nation.
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