Chief Keef’s Hologram Concert Is Cancelled
Chief Keef's proposed concert to benefit the family of the toddler killed by a car fleeing the scene of Glo Gang rapper Capo's murder was canceled. The event was scheduled to go down last night in Chicago but organizers were forced to postpone the show, reports Chicago Tribune. Soso was scheduled to put on a hologram concert at Redmoon Theater where he would be projected from California to Chicago in hologram form for the show.
Stories vary on what caused the show not to happen. Event organizer Alki David, said the postponement followed opposition to the event from Rev. Michael Pfleger, a pastor at Chicago's St. Sabina Catholic Church. Earlier in the week, Pfleger took to his Facebook page in disapproval of the show. "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 wrote.
David thinks he took his opinion a step further and told venue owners not to allow the concert to go down. "The meddling, attention seeking Father Pfleger, who bullied the owner of the downtown theater to back out of his contract, will not succeed," David said in an email to the Tribune. "He is exploiting this tragedy and taking money away from the victims and solid charities who are doing good work in Chicago."
Pfleger, however, denies those claims. "I had no contact with the venue," he said. Representatives from Redmoon claim they decided not to host the concert because they did not "understand the full nature of the event."
Police have charged Antoine Watkins, 21, with murder and attempting to elude police in connection with the hit-and-run. Authorities believe he was fleeing the scene of Capo, born, Marvin Carr's shooting when he struck and killed 13-month old Dillan Harris.