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Kanye West begs Kim Kardashian to ‘run right back to me’, proves bitter Drake feud Drake is over

Kanye ‘Ye’ West begged Kim Kardashian to ‘run right back to me’ amid their divorce during a Free Larry Hoover concert on Thursday night which his estranged wife attended.

It was also at the event where he and Drake proved that their years-long feud is finally behind them as they joined forces for a benefit concert to free gang-member Larry Hoover who is currently serving a life sentence for murder. 

The two top rappers had fans at the over 78,000 capacity Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on their feet as they walked out side-by-side down the iconic venue’s steps as the show was also livestreamed on Amazon Prime Video.

West, 44, and Drake, 35, have been advocating for the release of Hoover, a former gang leader who was convicted of murder in the 1970s and is currently serving a life sentence.

Support system: Kardashian was seen arriving at the event

Dedication: Kanye ‘Ye’ West begged Kim Kardashian to ‘run right back to me’ amid their divorce during a Free Larry Hoover concert on Thursday night which his estranged wife attended

Reconciliation: It was also at the event where he and Drake proved that their years-long feud is finally behind them as they joined forces for a benefit concert to free gang-member Larry Hoover who is currently serving a life sentence for murder

Reconciliation: It was also at the event where he and Drake proved that their years-long feud is finally behind them as they joined forces for a benefit concert to free gang-member Larry Hoover who is currently serving a life sentence for murder

Kanye previously made his case on a track on his recent Donda album where he had a voice recording of Hoover’s son Larry Hoover Jr. thanking him for bringing attention to his father’s case.

Back in 2018, Kanye had asked then US President Donald Trump to pardon Hoover but the request was not granted.

Regardless, Ye and Drake continued the fight as they delighted fans with an energetic concert which saw them perform separately. 

Epic: The two top rappers had fans at the over 78,000 capacity Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on their feet as they walked out side-by-side down the iconic venue's steps as the show was also livestreamed on Amazon Prime Video

Epic: The two top rappers had fans at the over 78,000 capacity Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on their feet as they walked out side-by-side down the iconic venue’s steps as the show was also livestreamed on Amazon Prime Video

United: West, 44, and Drake, 35, have been advocating for the release of Hoover, a former gang leader who was convicted of murder in the 1970s and is currently serving a life sentence

United: West, 44, and Drake, 35, have been advocating for the release of Hoover, a former gang leader who was convicted of murder in the 1970s and is currently serving a life sentence

United: West, 44, and Drake, 35, have been advocating for the release of Hoover, a former gang leader who was convicted of murder in the 1970s and is currently serving a life sentence

Format: Regardless, Ye and Drake continued the fight as they delighted fans with an energetic concert which saw them perform separately

Format: Regardless, Ye and Drake continued the fight as they delighted fans with an energetic concert which saw them perform separately

Bond: Ye then played his own 2008 hit Can't Tell Me Nothing when Drake joined him on stage before the Canadian crooner carried on with his solo set

Bond: Ye then played his own 2008 hit Can’t Tell Me Nothing when Drake joined him on stage before the Canadian crooner carried on with his solo set

Who is Larry Hoover?

Larry Hoover, also known as “King Larry,” is the notorious former leader of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, a Chicago street gang that spread nationwide. 

Larry Hoover seen in 1993

Larry Hoover seen in 1993

Larry Hoover grew up in Chicago and became the leader of the Supreme Gangsters, which merged with a rival gang to become the Black Gangster Disciple Nation. In 1973, Hoover was sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison for killing a drug dealer. Despite attempts to portray himself as reformed, he was indicted in 1995 for continuing to orchestrate gang activity from prison.  

Hoover was born on November 30, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi. His parents moved the family north to Chicago, Illinois, when Hoover was 4 years old. By age 13, he was on the streets with a group called the Supreme Gangsters, engaging in petty crimes such as theft and mugging. His criminal activity soon evolved to shootings and assaults.

Hoover ascended to a leadership role as the Supreme Gangsters grew, and he later joined forces with rival gang kingpin David Barksdale to form the Black Gangster Disciple Nation. In 1969, after Barksdale was wounded in a shooting, Hoover took charge of the Gangster Disciples. The gang assumed control of the South Side drug trade, making more than $1,000 a day in profits.

By his early 20s, Hoover had been in and out of prison several times and had endured at least six separate shooting attempts on his life. However, he was unable to escape the reach of the law when he and another Gangster Disciple, Andrew Howard, were charged with murdering dealer William Young on February 26, 1973. The two men were sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison, with Hoover sent to the maximum-security Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois.

But Hoover’s power seemed only to grow inside Stateville. He began protecting other inmates, who in turn became devotees and new recruits for the Gangster Disciples. His control over the other prisoners was recognized by the warden’s office, which began looking to Hoover as a positive influence to quell riots and uprisings within the prison system. 

Hoover, inspired by the biography of Mayor Richard J. Daley, began discouraging violence among his followers. Instead, he made education mandatory for members of the Gangster Disciples and instructed his army to “go to school, learn trades and develop … talents and skills, so that we will become stronger in society.”

Changing the G.D. of “Gangster Disciple” to “Growth and Development,” Hoover’s move to reform began gaining positive attention from the outside. Growth and Development created nonprofit organizations that registered voters, a music label that helped needy children, a series of peaceful protests to fight the closing of public programs and even a clothing line.

Dubious prison officials, however, saw Hoover’s good intentions as a ploy to get out of prison and resume his illegal activities. While friends and allies on the outside lobbied to get Hoover paroled for his contributions to society, law enforcement agents insisted that he was finding new ways to expand his criminal ventures. The Gangster Disciples had grown to more than 15,000 members in at least five states. Their drug profits had also risen well into the millions of dollars—all of which gang members attributed to the leadership of Hoover.

Transferred to another prison in Vienna, Illinois, Hoover was living a luxurious lifestyle that involved new clothes, expensive jewelry, specially prepared meals and private visitations from friends and loved ones. Suspicious authorities began wire-tapping Hoover’s private meetings, and discovered that he was running the Gangster Disciple group from within the prison system.

Worse still, informants revealed that Hoover’s nonprofit organizations were actually fronts for laundering drug money. According to the testimony of Gangster Disciple members, none of the proceeds for any of the so-called charities actually went to helping anyone in need. 

On August 31, 1995, after a five-year undercover investigation by the federal government, Hoover was indicted on drug conspiracy charges. He was taken from his prison cell and moved to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to stand trial.

In 1997, Hoover was found guilty on all charges, and sentenced to six life sentences. He is currently serving his sentence at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado.

Source: Biography.com 

 

However the biggest thrill for diehards no doubt was when Kanye performed Drake’s 2010 hit Find Your Love which he produced.

Ye then played his own 2008 hit Can’t Tell Me Nothing when Drake joined him on stage before the Canadian crooner carried on with his solo set.

The estranged husband of Kim delighted fans with older hits from his catalogue including Jesus Walks, All Falls Down, and Gold Digger.

Old school cool: The estranged husband of Kim delighted fans with older hits from his catalogue including Jesus Walks, All Falls Down, and Gold Digger

Old school cool: The estranged husband of Kim delighted fans with older hits from his catalogue including Jesus Walks, All Falls Down, and Gold Digger

Fashion forward: He donned a shirt which had 'free Hoover' emblazoned on the back along with jeans with the same print and massive knee-high boots

Fashion forward: He donned a shirt which had 'free Hoover' emblazoned on the back along with jeans with the same print and massive knee-high boots

Fashion forward: He donned a shirt which had ‘free Hoover’ emblazoned on the back along with jeans with the same print and massive knee-high boots

Undying love: However the biggest eyebrow raising moment of the night came when he did his hit Runaway and added a verse just for the 41-year-old SKIMS mogul

Undying love: However the biggest eyebrow raising moment of the night came when he did his hit Runaway and added a verse just for the 41-year-old SKIMS mogul

 

He sang: I need you to run right back to me. More specifically, Kimberly'

He sang: I need you to run right back to me. More specifically, Kimberly'

He sang: I need you to run right back to me. More specifically, Kimberly’

Moving on? Kardashian - who is currently romantically linked to SNL funnyman Pete Davidson - filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage

Moving on? Kardashian – who is currently romantically linked to SNL funnyman Pete Davidson – filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage

However the biggest eyebrow raising moment of the night came when he did his hit Runaway and added a verse just for the 41-year-old SKIMS mogul.

He sang: I need you to run right back to me. More specifically, Kimberly.’ 

Kardashian – who is currently romantically linked to SNL funnyman Pete Davidson – filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage.

They're back: There was plenty of respect between the two as they watched each other's sets from the bleachers and even animatedly rapped each other's lyrics

They’re back: There was plenty of respect between the two as they watched each other’s sets from the bleachers and even animatedly rapped each other’s lyrics

Together again: The two then finished off the show together as they did one of their few hits together, 2009's Forever, which was off of the More Than A Game soundtrack

Together again: The two then finished off the show together as they did one of their few hits together, 2009’s Forever, which was off of the More Than A Game soundtrack

Regardless, the drama between the two rappers seems to be all in the past as there was plenty of respect between the two as they watched each other’s sets from the bleachers and even animatedly rapped each other’s lyrics. 

The two then finished off the show together as they did one of their few hits together, 2009’s Forever, which was off of the More Than A Game soundtrack.

The event also brought the stars out as Kendall Jenner, Lizzo, Chance The Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, and Megan Fox were all seen supporting the cause as they attended the one night only event.

Stunning: Kim donned a all black couture outfit as she arrived

Stunning: Kim donned a all black couture outfit as she arrived

Stunning: Kim donned a all black couture outfit as she arrived

Aww: Their eldest child North was also seen with some friends

Aww: Their eldest child North was also seen with some friends

Family first: Kendall Jenner rocked leather pants as she arrived

Family first: Kendall Jenner rocked leather pants as she arrived

Family first: Kendall Jenner rocked leather pants as she arrived

Good as hell: Lizzo wore all white upon her arrival

Good as hell: Lizzo wore all white upon her arrival

Power couple: Machine Gun Kelly was seen with actress girlfriend Megan Fox

Power couple: Machine Gun Kelly was seen with actress girlfriend Megan Fox

Power couple: Machine Gun Kelly was seen with actress girlfriend Megan Fox

Pals: Chicago native Chance The Rapper also attended the show

Pals: Chicago native Chance The Rapper also attended the show

Ye and Drake made waves last month when they put their differences aside when the father of four posted a friendly photo of the two together to his Instagram account.

Kanye and Drake were seen standing next to each other and looking relaxed while accompanied by the music executive James Prince outside of Drake’s Toronto mansion.

The apparent reconciliation came just over a week after the Jesus Walks rapper shared rare praise for the Canadian actor-turned-musician during his Drink Champs interview, even as he blasted him over threatening lyrics.

Reunited and it feels so good! Ye and Drake made waves last month when they put their differences aside when the father of four posted a friendly photo of the two together to his Instagram account; pictured with James Prince (L)

Reunited and it feels so good! Ye and Drake made waves last month when they put their differences aside when the father of four posted a friendly photo of the two together to his Instagram account; pictured with James Prince (L)

Kanye and Drake were seen standing next to each other on stone steps leading up to a stone building’s front entrance.

The Donda rapper was dressed casually in a black hoodie with matching jeans and tall black rain boots, and he sported a badge on a lanyard around his neck. 

Drake had his hands in the pockets of his plaid jacket and wore dark jeans with white trainers, while Prince cocked a finger gun at the camera.

Kanye, who has changed his legal name to Ye, cleared up any confusion about the meeting by simply captioning the photo with an emoji of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak.

Making amends: Kanye cleared up any confusion about the meeting by simply captioning the photo with an emoji of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak

Making amends: Kanye cleared up any confusion about the meeting by simply captioning the photo with an emoji of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak

Having a blast: Drake revealed that the former collaborators were spending time together in his hometown of Toronto in a subsequent video on his own Instagram account

Having a blast: Drake revealed that the former collaborators were spending time together in his hometown of Toronto in a subsequent video on his own Instagram account

Drake revealed that the former collaborators were spending time together in his hometown of Toronto in a subsequent post to his own Instagram account.

The newly reunited friends mugged for the camera and were bathed in purple light.

Drake waved at the camera as Kanye began to bizarrely let out a buzzing, whining sound. 

Another video featured controversial comedian Dave Chappelle as he warmed up a crowd inside Drake’s Toronto mansion.

‘You have to admit to yourself, this s*** is impressive. I cannot believe I’m in a n***a’s house,’ he said, before praising Drake for how far he had come in the world.

Letting loose: Drake waved at the camera as Kanye began to bizarrely let out a buzzing, whining sound

Letting loose: Drake waved at the camera as Kanye began to bizarrely let out a buzzing, whining sound

‘N***a’s ran from slavery to this place,’ he said of the Canadian city. ‘But tonight, we feel free.’ 

Kanye also shared more of Chappelle’s toast to the two rappers in his Instagram Stories.

‘Make some noise for Kanye and Drake,’ he said to cheers from the audience. ‘And make some noise for our reconciliation,’ he continued, adding, ‘We got work to do.’

Drake captioned his post, ‘You have reached your destination,’ and he tagged the photos to make clear that they were in Toronto.

Star power: Another video featured controversial comedian Dave Chappelle as he warmed up a crowd inside Drake's Toronto mansion

Star power: Another video featured controversial comedian Dave Chappelle as he warmed up a crowd inside Drake’s Toronto mansion

Still work to do: 'Make some noise for Kanye and Drake,' he said to cheers from the audience. 'And make some noise for our reconciliation,' he continued, adding, 'We got work to do'

Still work to do: ‘Make some noise for Kanye and Drake,’ he said to cheers from the audience. ‘And make some noise for our reconciliation,’ he continued, adding, ‘We got work to do’

In Prince’s post with the same photo Kanye originally shared, he suggested the once-estranged rappers might join each other on stage soon.

‘What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,’ he wrote.

Last week, Kanye invited Drake to perform at the benefit concert in an Instagram video featuring Prince. 

Open invitation: Last week, Kanye invited Drake to perform at the benefit concert in an Instagram video featuring James Prince

Open invitation: Last week, Kanye invited Drake to perform at the benefit concert in an Instagram video featuring James Prince

Earlier this month, Kanye both continued his feud with Drake and suggested there was a possibility of a reconciliation during his appearance on Drink Champs.

The pair have been in a war of words since 2009, when Kanye critiqued one of Drake’s lyrics on the Young Money song Every Girl. 

In response, days later Drake said in an interview, ‘Before I met him, I had the utmost respect for Kanye West. I’d even go as far as to say he’s the most influential person as far as a musician that I’d ever had in my life.’ 

Since then, the two have continued to exchange barbs via their music and interviews.  

Early on in his chat, Kanye shared some rare praise for the hitmaker, calling him ‘a very important artist who added something to the algorithm.’

He added: ‘The style of rap that he was doing was more sophisticated than the style of rap that I grew up on,’ noting that Drake’s song had ‘good melodies’ and ‘good music.’

But after he was asked if he could ‘smoke’ Drake in a Verzuz battle, Kanye replied, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’

He went on: ‘It already happened. He played one of my leaked songs and it was better than every other song this year,’ he said of a track that featured Outkast’s Andre 3000. 

Going strong: Earlier this month, Kanye both continued his feud with Drake and suggested there was a possibility of a reconciliation during his appearance on Drink Champs

Going strong: Earlier this month, Kanye both continued his feud with Drake and suggested there was a possibility of a reconciliation during his appearance on Drink Champs 

Kanye also denied leaking Drake’s address. In August, he estranged husband of Kim Kardashian shared, then deleted, a map detailing the purported location of Drake’s Toronto home, which appeared to be in response to Drake’s jab at him on a collaboration with Trippie Redd, in which he referred to Kanye as ‘burned out.’

Explaining his post, Kanye said: ‘No, he advertised it when he was building the house. Everyone knows it. It’s like a place in Canada you go by. It’s like a monument.

‘You can find it. That’s how I was able to find it. It’s Googleable. It’s on Google Maps.’ 

He also complained that those close to him worried he was having an ‘episode’ whenever he referenced his feuds in his music. 

Mixed bag: He praised Drake's 'sophisticated' version of rap, even as he accused Drake of threatening him in his lyrics and wondered whether he had had an affair with Kim Kardashian; seen with Kenny Burns in 2015

Mixed bag: He praised Drake’s ‘sophisticated’ version of rap, even as he accused Drake of threatening him in his lyrics and wondered whether he had had an affair with Kim Kardashian; seen with Kenny Burns in 2015

He defended his reactions after believing that Drake threatened him on a track.

‘A man threatening my life on a song and they wonder why you end up in the hospital,’ he said, adding that Drake was ‘driving me crazy’ with his jabs in songs. 

He claimed that Drake said to him, ‘I never f***ed Kim.’

‘But you acted like you did,’ Kanye continued. ‘You’ve got bars, it’s like, “Hidden Hills, give your wife the chills.”‘

He said it was disrespectful and said he asked Drake if he ever ‘DMed’ Kim. 

Getting personal: Kanye and Drake's feud hit its nadir in 2018, when Kanye produced Pusha T's diss track The Story Of Adidon, in which Pusha revealed that Drake had a child with former adult actress Sophie Brussaux; Drake seen in 2019 in LA

Getting personal: Kanye and Drake’s feud hit its nadir in 2018, when Kanye produced Pusha T’s diss track The Story Of Adidon, in which Pusha revealed that Drake had a child with former adult actress Sophie Brussaux; Drake seen in 2019 in LA

Although Kanye and Drake have had minor clashes throughout the years, their relationship took a significant blow after Kanye produced Pusha T’s album Daytona in 2018.

Pusha went after Drake with his song Infrared, which accused the Certified Love Boy rapper of using a ghostwriter.

He followed it up with The Story Of Adidon, in which Pusha revealed to the world that Drake had fathered a child with former adult actress Sophie Brussaux.

Kanye reportedly knew of Drake’s child, so the former Degrassi star reportedly became convinced that he had shared the information with Pusha T, though Kanye has since denied revealing that Drake had a son. 

In a 2019 interview with Rap Radar, Drake claimed he had ‘no desire to mend anything with’ Kanye or Pusha, though he seems to have changed his tune with the Runaway rapper.

Their feud continued until just months ago, as some fans speculated that one of the reasons Kanye repeatedly pushed back the release date of Donda was to steal some of Drake’s thunder with the release of his album Certified Lover Boy.

But fans may soon have a chance to hear the rap titans working together again if they’re able to bury their feud for good.

Collaboration? Prince suggested the two might share the stage at a benefit concert for imprisoned gang leader Larry Hoover in his post from Tuesday. 'What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,' he wrote

Collaboration? Prince suggested the two might share the stage at a benefit concert for imprisoned gang leader Larry Hoover in his post from Tuesday. ‘What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,’ he wrote

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