Chief Keef’s newest attempt at a benefit concert in his hometown has been blocked yet again. The 19-year-old rapper was planning an anti-violence hologram show to be broadcast at the Chicago Theatre but the venue’s parent company says they are “not involved in this in any way.”
Sosa’s All-Star Stop the Killing Now Benefit Concert is supposed to happen in September. He expects to appear, via hologram, in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles and promises to bring special guests.The main problem seems to be a disconnect between Keef’s past and the present. His older lyrics tended to include violence and he used to flaunt guns on social media at an almost obsessive rate.
Keef admits to making some bad moves in the last couple of years, though it doesn’t seem that everyone is ready to accept that’s he trying to change. The last hologram benefit concert he tried to hold in Chicago got canceled, so he moved it to Hammond, Indiana, and got shut down during the show.
Hammond’s mayor concluded that Keef wasn’t a good role model because he “glamorizes gang-lifestyle, anti-cop, anti-women and drug use.”
Then there’s Keef’s Billboard interview where his comments on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are unlikely to help his cause, especially since he’s (allegedly) running for mayor himself. “F**k the mayor with a sandpaper d**k,” he said of Emanuel.
Either way it goes, Keef won’t give up on this hologram idea without a proper fight. Alki David, the billionaire who signed Keef to his apparent record label and is spearheading the teen’s hologram movement, vowed to seek help from the American Civil Liberties Union. “Municipal leaders are dictating what young people can listen to," David said. "It’s absurd. There is zero justification."
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