When it was announced that Drake and Kanye ended their beef in support of Larry Hoover, a portion of their fan base believed a free concert was being held.
With most tickets costing between $200 and $500, some fans felt bamboozled upon opening the purchase link, which had over 2,000 concurrent users trying to check out, taking to social media to share their shocked reactions to the show not actually being “free.”
There was also conversation centered on the dangers of a free concert from two of the biggest artists today in light of the tragedy at Travis Scott infamous festival of Astroworld, which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.
It should be noted that Drake and Kanye West never stated the benefit concert would be for free. It is understandable that some may have assumed the benefit concert would be free of charge similar to other concerts of the same vein in years past.
Larry Hoover Jr., was adamant that the two rap icons could be of great assistance in getting some awareness surrounding his father’s imprisonment. His hope is that their profile could increase the chances of him getting released.
On Kanye’s Donda album, Larry Hoover Jr. provided a speech at the end of the “Jesus Lord” single on why his father has been a good inmate that deserves a second chance at life in society. The single was one of the more standout records on the project.
Check out reactions to the ticket prices below.
These Kanye and drake tickets like $200 each… what did Larry Hoover do again 🙄😒 they missing it
— 1-800-CALL-762 📞 (@Kae_Draco) November 23, 2021
Correction.. a benefit concert to Free Larry Hoover.. tickets start at $300 🥴 https://t.co/fwxHmVg15n
— Coco Michelle (@coco_michelle__) November 23, 2021
we gotta stop telling this lie that rich people got that way by being shrewd spenders. rap niggas have made a lifestyle out of blowing money on stupid shit
— KING LATIFAH (@HaritoMorales) November 23, 2021
Tell me why I just went to ticket master to try and get free tickets for the Drake and Ye show. It’s a “Free Larry Hoover” concert.. not a “FREE Larry Hoover” concert 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Joey ByHimself (@JOEYBYHIMSELF) November 23, 2021
Kanye/Drake tickets $220 each for nose bleeds lmaoooo idk man….
— LastNameMordecai (@RukiatTheGreat) November 23, 2021