The L.A. Memorial Coliseum is getting a “massive” stage build-out for Kanye West and Drake’s Free Larry Hoover benefit concert, CBS Los Angeles photojournalist John Schreiber reports. On Sunday (Dec. 5), Schreiber tweeted aerial footage of the stadium, where he said “a circular mound is being built with sand and concrete or stucco.”
“At first, [I] thought this was a monster truck rally setup,” he joked.
The stage, which Kanye and Drake will occupy this Thursday (Dec. 9), appears to resemble the setup at Chicago’s Soldier Field, where the Donda crafter recreated his childhood home in August. The tweeted video shows a construction crew building the mound-like structure in the middle of the coliseum.
Tickets are still on sale for the two rappers’ concert, ranging from $50 for general seating to over $1,000 for VIP packages. As reported by REVOLT, Drake joined the Free Larry Hoover benefit event last month after the pair ended their longstanding feud.
Kanye reached out about the concert first, making a public address to Drizzy in an Instagram video. J. Prince, who seemed to act as a mediator between the two, then met with Drake at his Toronto mansion and secured the reconciliation.
Recently speaking with “The Murder Master Music Show,” Larry Hoover Jr., the former Gangster Disciples leader’s son; shared what it means to him for the two rappers to come together for the sake of his incarcerated father.
“We gotta let the powers that be know that we want Larry Hoover in our community,” he said. “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.”
See Schreiber’s tweeted video of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum stage construction on Twitter below.