Federal agents are surprised that rappers Drake and Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, held a concert to help free convicted killer Larry Hoover (pictured right).
According to TMZ, the feds are “pissed” that the music icons held a historic concert to advocate for a convict the government considers the “worst of the worst.”
One federal law enforcement source tells TMZ prosecutors are “surprised” to see Drake and Ye throwing so much support behind the #FreeLarryHoover movement, considering the facts of his case.
Hoover was convicted and sentenced to multiple life terms in prison for directing the murder of a Chicago man in 1973.
The man was accused of stealing from Hoover’s gang, Chicago’s infamous Gangster Disciples. Hoover is credited with founding the Gangster Disciples, aka GD’s.
He was already serving 150-200 years in prison for the murder, when the feds indicted and convicted Hoover for drug conspiracy, extortion and engaging in organized crime. In 1997, he began serving 6 life sentences in a federal Supermax prison.
Hoover will never see the light of day, but his supporters — including Drake and Ye — believe his federal sentence is too harsh — especially considering his federal crimes were related to drug distribution and trafficking.
The feds acknowledge many low-level drug dealers received draconian prison terms in the ’80s and ’90s. An example is Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for drug trafficking when she was freed by former President Donald Trump.
Ye asked Trump to pardon Hoover back in 2018, but the former President denied his request.
And just this past summer the federal parole board denied Hoover’s request for a compassionate release. The 71-year-old has been in prison for 48 years.
Federal sources tell TMZ that Ye, Drake and others would be better served helping other inmates besides Hoover.
Watch the full concert below.