Controversially, the money raised through merch at Kanye West and Drake’s concert for Larry Hoover will not be going to charity.
On Saturday, the two titans of rap came together at the LA Coliseum to raise money for social reform charities and put behind their decade long beef for a cause bigger than themselves. Larry Hoover was convicted of killing 19-year-old drug dealer William ‘Pooky’ Young in 1973 and is still yet to be released.
Since his conviction, Hoover has had his sentence extended for additional conspiracy, extortion, and money laundering charges after an investigation.
However, it has been revealed that no money from the merch desk will be going towards social reform groups, unlike the ticket revenue. This surprising news comes from GQ reporter Eileen Carter.
She wrote, “a rep confirmed none of the proceeds from the Ye x Drake x Demna x Amazon Fashion merch for last night’s Larry Hoover benefit concert will go to criminal justice orgs.”
The merchandise available to buy at the concert included highly limited edition clothing exclusively produced in collaboration with Balenciaga designer Demna and Amazon Fashion.
The luxurious clothing line available for fans included a hoodie, t-shirt, jumpsuit, jeans and a hat, each with the slogan ‘Free Hoover’ emblazoned on them. Prices for the merch ranged from $60 to an eye-watering, $360.