The “Free Larry Hoover” merch that went on sale in conjunction with Drake and Kanye patching up their beef with a concert in an effort to bring awareness to Larry Hoover’s fight for freedom, is rubbing some people the wrong way.
“While proceeds from ticket sales for the concert will reportedly benefit a number of criminal justice reform groups, profits from merch sales are not being earmarked for charity,” a GQ rep posted on social media.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit justice reform and community advocacy groups including Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change, Hustle 2.0, and Uptown People’s Law Center.
Prices for the “Free Larry Hoover” merch range from $60 to $400. Twitter reacted with one user writing, “I’ve bought a lot of sh_t merch at concerts but imagine seeing people walking around with “Free Hoover” on their back with no context.” Many who attended the show said neither Kanye nor Drake mentioned criminal justice reform or justice for Larry Hoover.