UPDATE: Having a plan B doesn't always work.
Chief Keef's last-minute parking lot concert got shut down by the LAPD Friday night, reports The Wrap. Keef’s label head, Alkie David, blames AEG for calling the cops. “Just pathetic,” David said in a statement. “The city of Los Angeles was clearly doing the dirty work of corporate giant AEG by shutting down Chief Keef’s festival. It was shaping up to be a great night at the lot and we had 80,000 fans watching on FilmOn.com. We are so pissed off we are planning to build a permanent venue for hologram concerts next to AEG’s Fonda Theater.”
Around 1,500 fans reportedly came to the L.A. parking for Keef’s event.
PREVIOUS: Chief Keef might want to give up on this Hologram craze, it doesn’t seem to be working well for him. The Chicago rapper’s Bang 3 release party at the Henry Fonda Theater tonight, has been moved to the venue’s parking lot, after AEG canceled the show.
Sosa’s people are at odds with AEG over why the concert was blocked, Billboard reports. AEG sites, safety concerns for the cancellation, while Keef’s side claims the company is attempting to “cover up a brutal assault by its security forces.”
The rapper’s team filed a police report claiming one of Keef’s producers was injured during a meeting Wednesday. “AEG and the Fonda Theater have continued the shameful cycle of blaming hip-hop and the artistic expression of urban youth for their own corporate malfeasance,” said Alkie David, head of Keef’s label home FilmOn.com, and the company Hologram USA. “This follows on the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempts to silence Keef and scapegoat him for his city’s complete inability to solve the war-zone like crisis on the South Side, and on the Madison Square Garden Company’s bumbling attempt to back out of a tri-city peace concert to benefit the family of a murdered baby.”
AEG “strongly” disputed the allegations. “After a walk through at the venue with Chief Keef’s production team, based on strong concerns for the safety of our employees and the public, we exercised our contractual right and canceled the show. Subsequently, they filed a police report and therefore no further comment can be made,” the company said.
Keef responded to the cancellation with a tweet that he later deleted. “F**k Henry Fonda,” he wrote. “And f**k Jane Fonda too.”
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