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Kanye Talks About How Larry Hoover Brought Him and Drake Together During ‘Future Brunch’ Speech

Ye's "Future Brunch: Controlling Our Narratives," originally held last month with Hollywood Unlocked's Jason Lee, has been released with new footage.

On Tuesday, Ye shared a clip from the event via Facebook, which covered a larger discussion featuring input from Black journalists and media executives. Ye's declaration of Black Future Month in February precedes the event, which was previously teased on social media.

Ye spoke at the beginning of the video about the traits of a leader and the need for a leader to be "willing to step in front of an idea." Shortly after this, the late Virgil Abloh was mentioned, and Ye reflected on their parallel journeys.

“Virgil was the third person in a position of power at LVMH to die of cancer,” Ye said. "Without his gang, without his support system, and without his Dame Dash." Ye then briefly reflected on a number of memories of Abloh, dating back to their internship at Fendi together.

Ye later mentioned that Larry Hoover brought Drake and him back together, and explained the potential power of that reunion.

“Larry Hoover brought me and Drake together,” he said. “That man created peace. He called that from the prison. Larry Hoover called that from the prison, and everybody was happy. When people see me and Drake pull up to a basketball game with both of our sons, with my oldest and his son, that’s gonna save people’s lives in the hood. They’re gonna see that.”

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