The legendary rappers have teased the possibility that they will work together for a benefit concert to help free Chicago gangster Larry Hoover. But, it appears the concert has just received an official green light! Yeezy stunned fans this weekend, by posting a photo of Hoover’s face with a message saying, “Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert: Performances by Ye and Drake — December 9th, 2021 — Los Angeles Coliseum.
As you can imagine, the post was flooded with comments and responses — getting over 500,000 likes in the first hour. “God’s Plan 🕊,” Kanye captioned the announcement.
Earlier this week, Larry Hoover’s son confirmed the rappers were planning a concert to benefit 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,” he said. It should be noted, Larry Jr. made an appearance on West’s last album, ‘Donda.’
Kanye, Drake Concert Venue Holds 100,000 People!
If you are unaware, Hoover was sentenced in 1973 to life in prison after being convicted for ordering the murder of a 19-year-old drug deal. The gangster is known as the co-founder of the ‘Gangster Disciples’ the largest gang in the Chicago area. Hoover received an additional life sentence in 1997 for running a drug organization from behind bars — which prosecutors said earned an estimated $100 million a year.
At this point, the rappers believe Hoover can do great for his community and is no longer a threat to society at the age of 70.
Musicians including Justin Bieber went public with their support of the two rappers squashing their beef. “Love to see it,” Justin wrote on IG. The response came after music legend J Price appeared with Kanye in a video promoting a possible appearance together to support Larry Hoover. “I met with Kanye West to pass on the message from my brother Larry Hoover who said he would like to see peace between the two of them. Ye received this well and said thanks because he never had anyone that sat him down and explained things to him the way I did,” Price said at the time.
Legendary Concert Benefits The Release Of Larry Hoover
A few days later, the group appeared together in a photo along with comedian Dave Chapelle. The group headed to a local nightclub in Toronto — near Drake’s home — and partied together to solidify the deal.
Luckily for fans, the crew agreed to the deal and the concert has been set for next month. For the record, the venue holds up to 100,000 people and we are guessing this will be sold out in the minutes after tickets are put on sale.
At this point, it’s unclear where and how fans will be able to buy tickets to the event — but it is coming up in just a few short weeks!
We can’t wait!