Blame it on Drake. Plans for a secret Jay-Z concert on top of New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday (June 21) have been cancelled just days after Drizzy’s free show at the South Street Seaport ended in chaos.
According to the New York Post, Jigga was going to put on a mini show during his appearance on Late Show With David Letterman next week, but he has been denied a permit for the performance.
They would have reportedly let the rap legend rock, if the show was kept a secret, but word got out yesterday. “Many permits are granted on the condition that the event is not made public beforehand for capacity and security reasons,” spokesperson for the film office Julianne Cho said. ” [But] this event was made public.”
As previously reported, Drake was set to perform at Pier 17 in NYC on Tuesday, but due to overcrowding and rowdiness, police called off the show. About 25,000 fans showed up to see the Young Money star, more than double the amount organizers expected. Chairs and bottles were thrown and several fights broke out, leading to six people suffering minor injuries and two people being arrested. —Elan Mancini