Kanye West (Ye) has announced that he will perform alongside Drake at a Free Larry Hoover benefit concert in December.
Taking place on the 9th of December at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, the two will reunite on stage just days after publicly announcing their reconciliation via Instagram.
In a statement, Ye said, “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.”
J Prince added, “Bringing these two great artists together for the culture and the cause of prison reform has been an honor” said j prince. “through my work with larry hoover and his family, I’ve really had my eyes opened to the plight of incarcerated people in this country, and I hope fans of ye and drake will take the time to do the same.”
Son of Larry Goover, Larry Hoover Junior said, “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 love one wrongly or unjustly incarcerated…. Free my father!”
Larry Hoover is currently serving six life sentences for alleged gang-related activities and is set to spend 200 years in prison.
His family are campaigning for his release, saying that he has served enough time. Hoover has been in prison since 1973.
His attorney Justin Moore recently said, “This is a 70-year-old man in the twilight of his years who has serious medical complications and is seeking release to finally be with his wife, children, and grandchildren after nearly 50 years of separation. To have his name continuously thrown into the affairs of others and to be used as a scapegoat for criminal activity he has no connection to needs to cease.”
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