Kanye West, Drake announce concert to free Larry Hoover
Kanye West, Drake and Drake have decided to give up their beef in support of a good cause.
To advocate for Larry Hover, the Chicago Gang Leader imprisoned in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s clemency, the rappers will be hosting a benefit show at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Dec. 9.
West shared a poster for the event on Instagram on Saturday with the caption, “God’s Plan 🕊,” a nod to the title of Drake’s 2018 hit.
The “Jail” artist, 44, is listed as the headliner, while his Canadian counterpart, 35, is the evening’s special guest.
In October, Drake’s mentor James Prince teased on Instagram that West and the “Way 2 Sexy” performer were working “to free our brother Larry Hoover,” though the music executive, 56, did not disclose at the time what they had in the pipeline.
Then, earlier this week, Hoover’s son, Larry Hoover Jr., confirmed on the “Murder Master Music Show” that West and Drake were planning a concert to help free his father.
“We’re going to get the word out to as many people as we can. We gotta let the powers that be know that we want Larry Hoover in our community,” said Hoover Jr., who made a spoken word appearance on West’s latest album, “Donda.”
Hoover is a co-founder of Gangster Disciples and currently serves six life sentences. He was convicted for the 1973 killing of a young drug dealer. Later, Hoover ran a drug ring out prison which earned an estimated $100 million per year.
West said during a 2018 meeting with then-President Donald Trump at the White House that freeing Hoover was “very important” to him.
“In an alternate universe, I am him,” the Grammy winner said during a rambling speech. “And I have to go and get him free because he was doing positive inside of Chicago.”
West and Drake have had a rocky relationship for years, but they appeared to have called a truce on Tuesday when they reunited at a Dave Chappelle comedy show and hung out at the former “Degrassi” star’s Toronto mansion.