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December 10, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Drake dominated the headlines this week, but there were several other celebrities and lesser-known figures who made the news as well. On Thursday, Drake joined Kanye West to perform at the Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert in Los Angeles.
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The concert not only signaled the end of Drake's feud with Kanye, but also aimed to advocate for Hoover, the former Chicago gang member who is serving multiple life sentences in Colorado after being convicted of murder in 1973.
Larry Hoover Jr. said his father is concerned about how the concert could affect public perception.
“Yeah, he’s aware of [the concert], and he has to be concerned because he doesn’t know how it may affect him,” Hoover Jr. said in a video interview with The Drea O Show, XXL reports. “He’s concerned that it may affect him negatively because it’s showing his influence, but his influence is positive.”
Hoover Jr. also addressed issues in the criminal justice system when he was featured on Kanye's recent Donda album.