Organizers initially blamed a local priest for interfering with the event. They said that he “bullied” the host venue to back out of its contract. The priest, Rev. Michael Pfleger, denies involvement. Pfleger did, however, write a Facebook post criticizing Chief Keef for not speaking out against violence before the concert was pushed back.
Chief Keef was expected to appear at the concert as a hologram while he sang from Beverly Hills, California. Admission to the event was a minimum donation of $50 and the performance was going to be live-streamed.
The Chicago rapper and event host were going to match the amount raised and give all of the proceeds to the family of Dillan Harris. The one-year-old was killed when a car hit his stroller. The driver was allegedly fleeing the scene of a shooting where Marvin “Capo” Carr was killed. Capo was a local rapper and affiliate of Chief Keef’s.
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