In what may be one of the weirdest and pointless Hip-Hop beef in history, Ye and Drake have decided to wave the white flag. Both Ye and Drake are teaming up for a benefit concert in support of a great cause. With their highly publicized feud dominating many headlines throughout the summer, both camps have decided it was best to work together for the black community. On Dec. 9th, Ye and Drake are set to host a benefit concert in support of Larry Hoover, an ex-gang member who is currently serving 6 life sentences at ADX Florence prison in Florence, Colorado.
Ye officially announced the concert on his Instagram with an image and a caption that read, “God’s Plan.” According to the L.A. Coliseum event page, where the show is set to take place, it says the 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. . Ye spoke out about Larry Hoover before, asking then President Donald Trump in 2018 to pardon Hoover. Recently, Ye made a reference to Larry Hoover on his DONDA album while his son, Larry Hoover Jr., appeared in a recorded message. Both Larry Hoover Jr and Ye spoke about what this iconic event will achieve.
“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 in a statement about the event.
“With Ye, Drake and J Prince united 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!”
This concert will be important for both Drake and Ye, with many eyes watching. This will be Drake’s first concert since the tragedy of the Astroword Festival a few weeks ago. Drake among others is looking at a lawsuit totaling over $1 Billion in damages which left 10 dead and hundreds injured. As for Ye, this will be his first concert since his canceled The Life of Pablo tour back in 2016.