Chief Keef may not have been physically present at the festival but the performance was still ended prematurely by police.
Rapper Chief Keef made a very brief appearance via hologram at last night’s Craze Fest in Hammond, Indiana before the performance was shut down by police. The gig was meant to happen in Chicago but had been moved to Indiana after pressure from local authorities.
Authorities pulled the plug on Chief Keef’s Craze Fest set on Saturday.
The gig was intended to help raise money for the family of toddler Dillan Harris who was killed earlier this month by a car fleeing the scene of a shooting that also claimed the life of Chief Keef associate Marvin 'Capo' Carr.
But the Chicago Tribune reports that Keef's performance lasted just one song as police put a stop to the hologram just after he had performed single 'I Don't Like'. The around 200 fans in attendance were ordered to leave the site at around 10:25pm.
Keef had chosen to appear via hologram from his home in Beverly Hills as he is unable to visit his home state of Illinois and the surrounding area thanks to various legal troubles and warrants.
Speaking about the police actions, Alki David, CEO of the Hologram USA company said in a statement, "Shame on the mayor and police chief of Hammond for shutting down a voice that can create positive change in a community in desperate need. And for taking away money that could have gone to help the victims' families.”
"This was a legal event and there was no justification to shut it down besides your glaring disregard for the first amendment right to free speech. Mark my words if you censor us you only make us stronger."