A date and venue has been confirmed for thec Kanye West and Drake benefit concert for Larry Hoover. On Saturday (Nov. 20), Ye took to Instagram to share a post featuring details regarding the show. “God’s plan,” he wrote in the caption. Written over an image bearing the 70-year-old former Chicago gang leader’s mug, the flyer reads: “Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert: Performance by Ye, special guest Drake.”
The show is slated to take place at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Thursday (Dec. 9). A rep for the stadium confirmed with REVOLT that the concert is scheduled, however tickets are not available just yet. The show marks a musical reunion of sorts for the rappers who recently ended their feud at the request of Larry Hoover Jr.
As REVOLT reported, Hoover Jr., the son of the Gangster Disciples co-founder, called on Drake and West to settle their differences and come together to support the release of his father in a recent interview with TMZ. “Drake, you’re a leader and leaders make decisions that people follow. And man, this would be big,” Larry Jr. told the outlet in a video interview. “This is like Michael Jackson and Prince, the one we never seen. It’s gon’ be a ripple effect. We need togetherness and peace in this hip hop community. We need togetherness and peace in our communities all throughout the United States. Be the leader and show, lead by example.”
“Egos cause problems. Let’s do this. Let’s be bigger than that,” he continued, adding that his father “would appreciate” the pair setting aside their beef. His plea to both hip hop titans came two days after Yeezy asked the certified lover boy to join him onstage as well.
The news may not come as a surprise to some. Larry Jr. recently mentioned in an interview with “The Murder Master Music Show” that “it’s happening at this point.” “It’s happening! December 9th you will see them together advocating for freeing Larry Hoover,” he said.
“We are gonna 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. That’s gonna be a big way to do it. Plus, we want to show people of other communities that we can come together in peace,” he continued.
Check out Ye’s post via Instagram below: