“It’s Time to Put It to Rest”
American rapper, Ye, has invited Drake to appear as “a special guest” at a previously unannounced December 7 event in Los Angeles as a means to end the disagreement between them.
Hoover, a co-founder of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples gang, is currently incarcerated at ADX Florence in Colorado; his story is mentioned on West’s latest album Donda, which includes words from Hoover’s son Larry Hoover Jr. Ye says in his statement that the “ultimate purpose” of the event would be to “free Larry Hoover.”
Picthfork reports that in a video originally posted to the Instagram account of Houston impresario and Rap-A-Lot CEO J Prince, Ye read prepared remarks from his phone, acknowledging his beef with Drake, saying “it’s time to put it to rest.”
Check out the full transcript of his statement below.
Yo, this is Ye and J Prince. I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other, and it’s time to put it to rest. I’m asking Drake on December 7 to join me on stage as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year, live in Los Angeles, with the ultimate purpose being to free Larry Hoover. I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause, but prove to people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride to the side and come together.