Chicago rapper Chief Keef plans to appear at three shows in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles at once: via hologram.

The 19-year-old holds outstanding arrest warrants in the city of Chicago, a major reason for his appearance via hologram for two shows in Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. The shows were nixed due to criticisms that he is a negative role model. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded local venue Redmoon Theatre to cancel a show where he would appear in hologram form, due to concerns that his music and image promotes violence.

Chief Keef signed a $6 million dollar record deal with Interscope Records in 2012 after home-made music videos made under house arrest went viral online.

Chief Keef performing via hologram before being shut down.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, partnered with Hologram USA to perform remotely. Aiki David, the owner of Hologram USA, called Rahm Emanuel and Hammond mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. "fascists," and vowed that the shows will continue as planned.

Cozart now lives in California and holds a lengthy rap sheet which includes heroin dealing, aggravated assault of a police officer, and avoidance of child support.



 Chief Keef broke out onto the rap scene with the release of his video for the song "Bang" in 2011. He was 15-years-old at the time.

 On December 4, 2011, Chief Keef was shot at by police and placed under arrest for unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to house arrest at his grandmother's house for a month, where he continued to make music.

 On July 28, 2015, Keef took to Twitter to ask for support in his campaign for mayor of Chicago. He wrote, “Vote for me!!!! … Yall gonna love me in the Office.”

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