Chief Keef hologram show is Saturday; organizers won’t say where

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef organizes secret concert after mayor bans him.

Chief Keef, shown at his 19th birthday celebration in Hollywood last year, is scheduled to perform in California on Saturday, with his image projected as a hologram at an undisclosed location in downtown Chicago. | Sun-Times File Photo A benefit concert featuring embattled Chicago rapper Chief Keef appearing via hologram — his image projected from a truck at a secret location in downtown Chicago — is back on for Saturday night, a week after his canceled appearance at a Pilsen theater amid City Hall’s request. Keef has said the concert will benefit the family of Dillan Harris, the toddler was killed when a vehicle allegedly fleeing the scene of a crime struck his stroller. Chief Keef’s appearance will happen Saturday at 10 p.m., but the location is being kept secret “because of past efforts by city officials,” according to a release from FilmOn. The office of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said they cancelled the statement because Keef’s music “promotes violence” and poses “a significant public safety risk”, enough that even a hologram projection of Sosa is unwelcome in the city.

He cannot physically attend the concert because of outstanding warrants in Chicago for missed child support payments and for skipping a pretrial hearing in a DUI case. The original event was due to be staged at Chicago’s Redmoon Theatre, but government officials reportedly lobbied the venue to scrap the event because of concerns for public safety. Keef, who has also started the Stop The Violence Now foundation, will physically be in Beverly Hills, performing on a stage owned by HologramUSA, David’s hologram company. However, as Chief Keef’s manager, Idris Dykes a.k.a “Peedapan,” now tells Billboard, that show too remains a major question mark. “The hologram show… if it doesn’t happen at one point it’s gonna happen [eventually],” Peedapan says calling from Los Angeles. “And there’s gonna be several of them. Police say Harris, 13 months old, was hit by a car sought in connection with the July 11 fatal shooting of Carr, a rapper named Capo who was affiliated with Chief Keef. “The show goes on,” entrepreneur Alki David, who owns Hologram USA, said in a statement. “Like the L.A. riots in the 90’s, Dillan Harris’ murder is the tipping point.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, originally announced the fundraiser show after his friend and fellow Chicago rapper Marvin Carr, also known as Capo, was killed in a shooting on the South side. The 19-year-old South Side flak player made a online video media along with a regulate warning soundtrack for his Instagram record selling by using how he’s “banned via the mayor of Chicago”, a guide in the city’s effective dedication to close down a formerly schedule concert inside the Redmoon Theater in Pilsen. On Wednesday morning, Keef posted a video message to his Instagram account that says, “Banned by the Chicago mayor, Chief Keef, from a secret Chicago location, live via hologram, collecting for charity”. Chief Keef also remains a controversial figure because of violent messages in his lyrics – such as the 2013 song, “You”, which contains the lyric, “You ain’t going to let me f– you and I feel you, but you gone suck my d– or I’ll kill you”.

Keef’s manager says the rapper and his entire team was taken aback by the city’s attempt to block what they view as nothing more than an attempt at spreading goodwill to their community. “It really upsets me when I read people’s opinions [on Keef], especially big leaders, and they say all these negative things,” he says. “I’m like, ‘Wow, how can you say this about a 19-year-old kid that you guys never even once attempted to sit and have a conversation with? “Every time something like this happens,” Peedapan continues, “Keef is like “Damn, why can’t they see the positive things I’m trying to do?”” Chief Keef and David will match the money raised through the show and donate it to the Harris and Carr families and select South Side anti-violence charities, according to the press release.

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