Earlier last month, it was announced that JAY-Z and Beyonce would be headlining the first ever Johannesburg Global Citizen Festival, which will commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela. With the festival going underway in December, Global Citizen has returned to announce the official line-up of the New York City festival.
Set to take place September 29th in Central Park, headliners for the festival include Cardi B, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, Shawn Mendes, and John Legend.
Check out the official flyer below.
How To Watch Kanye West and Drake’s ‘Free Larry Hoover’ Concert
In partnership with Amazon, the two artists have come together to do a ‘Free Larry Hoover’ concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to “raise awareness of the need for prison and sentencing reform.” Going down Thursday, Dec. 9, at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST, the show will be live streamed for free on Amazon’s Prime Video, as well as Amazon Music and Amazon’s Music Twitch Channel.
Select IMAX theaters will also be showcasing the concert as a one night only event. Tickets can be purchased here.
“We’re extremely proud to be working with Kanye and Drake on this historic concert in support of a cause they are both so passionate about, and to collaborate across Amazon for this epic entertainment event,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.
The concert serves as a charity event for Hoover, who was convicted in 1997 on charges of murder, conspiracy, extortion and money laundering. Hoover is the co-founder of the Chicago Gangster Disciples and is serving six life sentences.
West featured Hoover’s son Larry Hoover Jr. on his “Donda” album and spoke with him during his interview on Drink Champs.
“With Ye, Drake, and J Prince United to Advocate For My Father’s Release, We Can Take Our Plea For Redemption Worldwide And Show That We Are Truly Stronger Together On Behalf Of Any and Everyone with a Love One Wrongly Or Unjustly Incarcerated…. Free My Father!” said Larry Hoover, Jr. in a statement.
This concert ends a longstanding feud between Kanye West and Drake after the relationship between the two artists turned sour during the feud between G.O.O.D. Music president, Pusha T and Drake. Drake accused Kanye of leaking the news that he had a son to Pusha T.
However, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince brought Ye and Drake together last month after Ye released a video extending an olive branch to Drake to join him for a concert that would raise awareness for Larry Hoover’s case and prison reform.
The ‘Free Larry Hoover’ concert serves as Drake’s first live performance since the tragedy at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Fest. which resulted in ten people dead after a crowd surge ensued. He released his sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy,’ in September.
Kanye West Appears On ‘Drink Champs’ With N.O.R.E & DJ EFN
As we all know, it’s rare that Kanye West does an interview, However, N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN managed to get the DONDA rapper on the latest episode of Drink Champs.
Aired last night (Nov. 4) at 10 PM via REVOLT TV, Kanye West didn’t hold back as he addressed his beef with Drake, Big Sean leaving G.O.O.D. Music, releasing a DONDA deluxe album, leaving Def Jam, relationship with Kim Kardashian and a lot more.
After revealing last week that he left G.O.O.D. Music following the release of his new EP with Hit-Boy, What You Expect last week, Big Sean had words for Kanye after he stated that signing Sean is the “worst thing” he’s ever done.
“Nah, look, I know this man’s mama,” ‘Ye tells Drink Champs’ N.O.R.E & DJ EFN. “I’ve changed this man’s family. And both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life and that’s some sellout shit. And I don’t rock with neither of them and I need my apologies… n**gas is scared.”
Watch the full interview of Kanye West on ‘Drink Champs’ above.
Kim Kardashian Jokes About Divorce with Kanye, OJ Simpson & Plastic Surgery in SNL Monologue
When it was announced that Kim Kardashian would be hosting Saturday Night Light, many looked at SNL in belief with the thought that Kim would make a fool out of herself. However, the Kardashian proved the audience wrong in her hilarious SNL Monologue.
With Hasley serving as the night’s musical guest, Kim Kardashian took the time to address the audience about her long-rumored plastic surgery, her pending divorce with Kanye West, gold-digging, becoming a lawyer, OJ Simpson, and a lot more.
“I’m so much more than that reference photo my sisters show their plastic surgeon,” said Kim to the SNL crowd.
Check out Kim Kardashian’s SNL Monologue in full below.
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