On Thursday, Ye and Drake’s Larry Hoover’s Benefit Concert finally went down, to a standing ovation. Ye performed some of the songs in her catalog while Drake stuck with songs from Certified Lover. The concert also offers a number of merchandise for attendees and home-goers to shop, ranging from hoodies, jeans, and t-shirts. Since the show was a benefit concert for Larry Hoover, the incarcerated founder of the Chicago Gangster Disciples, many wondered where the profits from the show would go. Just a few days after the show, we got the answer (sort of).
Based on GQ, a representative confirmed that revenue from merchandise sold during the concert would not be donated to charity. It is not known where the money will go, but the representative insists the money will not be given to organizations such as criminal justice reform groups. However, that is not the case with ticket sales from the concert. Those who will be supposed to be donated to those groups, so that they receive a sizable amount as a result of the welfare scheme.
This comes after a report revealed that federal officials had “surprisedAnd upset about Drake and Ye’s support of Larry Hoover. They struggled to understand why they would secure the release of Hoover, someone they called “the worst of the worst”.
https://uproxx.com/music/ye-drake-merch-profit-not-donated-charity/ Profits from Ye and Drake’s merchandise will not be donated to charity