Weather Yes and Duckhistoric concert of Larry hoover he’s giving his fans everything to feel … the feds are angry that music icons are pushing to release a guy the government considers “the worst of the worst.”
A federal law enforcement source, who is related to the Hoover case, tells TMZ … prosecutors are “shocked” to see Drizzy and Ye giving so much support behind the #FreeLarryHoover movement, considering the facts of his case.
For those who don’t know … Hoover was convicted and sentenced for a 1973 murder in Illinois. He was not the trigger, but prosecutors said he led the shooting of a man he accused of robbing his gang. Hoover is credited with founding the infamous Chicago Gangster Disciples.
While he was serving between 150 and 200 years for the murder, the feds stepped in to indict and convict Hoover of drug conspiracy, extortion, and involvement in organized crime. In 1997, he began serving 6 life sentences in a federal Supermax prison.
The feds think that’s exactly where he belongs … but Hoover’s supporters believe the United States government outrageously convicted him, considering his federal crimes related to drug distribution and not murder.
Our source says that the feds acknowledge that there are many low-level drug dealers who received draconian prison terms in the 1980s and 1990s; think Alice marie johnson – who are worthy of this type of celebrity endorsement. Remember, Kanye even asked then-President Trump forgive Hoover in 2018.
Trump rejected that, and last summer the federal parole board denied Hoover’s request for a compassionate release. The 71-year-old has been in prison for 48 years.
That’s fine with the feds, who tell us that Drake, Ye and others would be better served by helping dozens of other inmates besides Hoover.