The hip-hop star made a public appeal to his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, to “run right back to me” as he performed alongside Drake at the “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert on Thursday night.
The event, which took place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and was livestreamed on Amazon’s Prime Video, was intended to raise awareness about prison and sentencing reform and, more specifically, the case of Larry Hoover.
West and Drake have been advocating for the release of the co-founder of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples gang, who was convicted of murder in 1973 and is currently serving six life sentences at a supermax prison in Colorado.
During a performance of his song “Runaway,” West decided to deviate from the concert’s main message and launch a bid to win his wife back.
“I need you to run right back to me,” West rapped, adding a new verse to the track. “More specifically, Kimberly.”
The concert was West’s first headline performance in five years, and his gesture prompted a huge reaction from the crowd.
Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February, seven years after the pair married in a lavish wedding in Italy.