Chief Keef is trying to do a good thing, but because of his legal situation, he’s had to find a weird way to do it. as The Chicago Tribune reports, Capo, a Chicago rapper and Keef associate, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday. And Capo wasn’t the only casualty of the shooting. Dillan Harris, a one-year-old boy, was killed when a car hit his stroller on the South Side of Chicago. The hit-and-run was three and a half miles from the shooting, but police say it was the same car. And now Keef is putting together something to benefit Harris’ family.
Keef is planning a free concert in Chicago on Friday, and people at the show will be encouraged to donate to the Harris family. According to a Keef spokesman, he “is just so heartbroken and appalled” but the two deaths that he felt moved to do something about it. But Keef now lives in Los Angeles, and he won’t be able to be at the show because of “outstanding warrants his legal team is addressing.” So he’ll appear at the show live via hologram, with a soundstage in Los Angeles beaming his image out to Chicago.
Keef hasn’t announced the details of the show yet, but Fake Shore Drive says that special guests will be announced soon. Keef and the Greek billioinaire Alki David will match whatever donations come from the crowd at the show. The show will stream live on FilmOn.
UPDATE: The benefit concert, which was supposed to take place last night, has now been postponed, as the Chicago Tribune reports. In an email to the Tribune, event organizer Alki David lays the blame on Rev. Michael Pfleger, a pastor at Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic Church: “The meddling, attention seeking Father Pfleger, who bullied the owner of the downtown theater to back out of his contract, will not succeed. He is exploiting this tragedy and taking money away from the victims and solid charities who are doing good work in Chicago,” David wrote. Earlier in the week, Pfleger had opposed the concert in a post on Facebook saying, “Instead of having a concert … why doesn’t he man up and acknowledge it’s time to stop this violence and apologize for his part in it!!!! We don’t need a concert … we need PEACE.” Pfleger denied making any contact with the owners of the scheduled venue, Redmoon Theater, however, and a representative from Redmoon said that they had not been in direct communication with Pfleger, but decided to cancel the show because they did not “understand the full nature of the event.”