Local Rapper’s Hologram Performance Shut Down in Apparent Breach of Free Speech Protections

Posted on August 7, 2015

Chief Keef

Notorious Chicago rapper Chief Keef, more or less outlawed by the city of Chicago for his lyrical glorification of violence and gang culture, appeared via hologram at a concert in a Hammond, Indiana public park—but only for a few moments before authorities pulled the plug on his performance.

While the government may impose reasonable content-neutral limits on speech in city parks, it appears Keef’s performance was halted because of its lyrical content and message.

A detailed but accessible account of the various court rulings protecting the hologram performance can be found courtesy of The Washington Post here.