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Chief Keef benefit concert is back on

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CHICAGO -- Chicago rapper Chief Keef will reportedly hold a benefit concert tonight, despite city officials already canceling it once.

This time, the location is a secret. He will appear via hologram from California. He cannot physically attend the concert because of outstanding warrants in Chicago for missed child support payments and for skipping a pretrial hearing in a DUI case.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, originally announced the fundraiser show after his friend and fellow Chicago rapper Marvin Carr, also known as Capo, was killed in a shooting on the South side. The fundraiser was intended to benefit the family of 13-month-old Dillan Harris, who was killed when the suspect in that shooting hit Harris' stroller with his car while fleeing police. Some of the money would also go to other Chicago charities dedicated to curbing violence.

The concert was to be held last week at Redmoon Theater in the Pilsen neighborhood. But city officials asked the venue to cancel the show, citing Chief Keef's promotion of violence in his music and public safety concerns.

Chief Keef announced the new concert via a video on his Instagram feed. It will be live-streamed by FilmOn Networks.

 

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