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Chief Keef Hologram Concert Shut Down by Police

The concert was held at Craze Fest, a hip-hop music festival at Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond



    Chicago rapper Chief Keef appeared by hologram at a hip-hop music festival in Hammond, Ind., Saturday night, but police shut it down just minutes after the show started. (Published Sunday, July 26, 2015)

    The "secret location" for rapper Chief Keef's rescheduled hologram concert turned out to be at a festival in Hammond, Indiana. Despite the rapper's efforts to continue the show after its initial cancellation, however, it was cut short by police.

    The concert was held at Craze Fest, a hip-hop music festival at Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond, according to the Chicago Tribune. Within minutes, however, the show was shut down as police rushed toward the stage and ordered concert-goers to leave, the Tribune reported.

    Alki David, CEO of FilmOn Networks and Hologram USA, which organized and streamed the show, tweeted that the police shut down the concert and 20 officers "raided and bulldozed the trailer."

    The show was originally slated to take place at Redmoon Theater in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood last week, but it was later canceled because the theater "did not understand the full nature of the event," according to Debbie Saul, Redmoon's director of marketing.

    Following the cancellation, Keef said the show would go on in a "secret Chicago location."

    Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, decided to put on the hologram show after news broke about a shooting and car chase on the South Side that led to the deaths of Keef’s friend Marvin Carr, also known as rapper Capo, and 13-month-old Dillan Harris.

    The toddler was in a stroller when it was struck by a car that fled the scene of a fatal shooting that killed Carr. Keef wanted "to speak out against all the violence,” said Owen Phillips, a spokesman for David, who recently signed the rapper.

    Money collected at the concert was expected to be donated to Chicago charities and the victims’ families. Keef and David planned to match the proceeds.

    Keef was unable to appear in person for the concert due to an outstanding warrant. A video the rapper posted on Instagram alleges he has been "banned by the mayor of Chicago."

    The warrant against Keef, who grew up in Englewood and has a history of gun and drug charges, stems from allegations that he hasn’t paid child support, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.