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Rapper Chief Keef’s Hologram Leads Police to Shut Down Concert

Due to several outstanding warrants, the rapper cannot return to Indiana where show took place

Rapper Chief Keef’s appearance at an Indiana concert prompted police to shut the show down after he had performed only one song.

The twist? Chief Keef wasn’t even really at the show. He made his appearance via hologram.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is originally from Chicago but has opted not to return to the Midwest, due to several outstanding warrants in Illinois, per the Chicago Tribune.

The rapper’s image was beamed into the concert by Los Angeles-based company Hologram USA. He was able to perform one song, his hit “I Don’t Like,” before police took to the stage and told everyone concert was over. Fans were reportedly upset but left the show without incident.

Chief Keef was performing as part of a benefit for a friend and fellow rapper Melvin Carr, who was killed on July 11 in Chicago. 13-month old Dillan Harris was also killed in the incident by a vehicle fleeing the scene.

Holgram USA CEO Alki David was furious at the news the show had been shut down.

“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,” David said in a statement. “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.”