Drake Concert Scrapped After NYPD Warns Sponsors

Drake is developing a reputation in New York. ABC reportedly backed out of recruiting the Young Money star for a free outdoor concert in Central Park after the NYPD said the Parks Department didn’t have enough security.

According to New York’s Daily News, Drizzy was in talks to star on ABC’s Good Morning America summer performance series on July 16, but after the warning from authorities, the plans fell through.

“We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked,” a spokesperson for ABC confirmed with the Daily News.

As previously reported, cops have a right to be nervous. Just last month a mini-riot ensued when close to 25,000 fans showed up to see the T.Dot native perform at a similar event at the South Street Seaport, and police were forced to shut down the concert.

Drake also recently canceled several of his European tour dates, due to a family emergency. —Elan Mancini

  • Jack Devereux

    The most overrated rapper in the world. This bitch nigga aint street. House nigga.

    • no hatin ova here

      i see its alot of hoe shit bein said. wat the nigga bein street or not got to do wit anything. that nigga aint had to live that life style. and i dont see how niggas from the streets hate on this nigga for gettin his paper. cuz u kno dam well if u from the hood shit aint easy nigga. so stop hatin let the lil nigga breathe cuz i would take his spot in a second. i just wouldn be ass corny as he be lol.

    • Jerod

      Haven’t you heard? Street rappers/Thugs/”Block” dwellers… are headed the way of the Dinosaur my friend. This close to being extinct. For the betterment of mankind.

  • exec prolific

    …and the crowd goes wild

  • execprolific

    .and the crowd goes wild

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  • http://xxlmag.com @CIRCLE_Ent

    FOR THE RECORD:

    The riot only ensued after authorities canceled the concert for no apparent reason!!

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  • Sha

    I fail to see how this one is on Drake. To me it’s just another example of a few “OLD HEADS” trying to keep hip-hop down. The old heads still believe that hip-hop and violence are brothers and sisters… hand in hand. When every act that even attempts to have a concert is exposed to the same potential for violence. ABC has a lot of “OLD HEADS” over there. Keep your head up Drake. I’m not a fan but Hip-Hoppers should stick together.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    The fuzz reminded ABC about that South St. Seaport fiasco and the fact that the rich tenants around Central Park may not want 20K + hot & sweaty ass rap fans in their neighborhood ready to wild out.

    ABC don’t want that cheese on their bagel. Bottom line.

    • cmoney91

      This

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    Drake looks like my 7th grade Texas History teacher who told us that black history wasn’t real history. I almost got thrown out of his class because I said fuck john wayne he sucked…I’m sorry y’all I just had a flash back by looking at that picture lol.

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  • mi

    street or not, who cares? this dude is so WACK it’s disgusting. give those beats to joell ortiz.

  • Big Felon

    man im so glad i aint the only nicca who realize how lame this nicca is, he is str8 garbage, he got a lil flow but so what, that punch line subliminal shit is gettin kinda old now everybody doin it, so fuk that, its all about that new 8 ball n mjg, all this other shit sound like a lil wayne album to me, n hip hop was always about the streets so all ya’ll fools talkin bout so what if he aint street its probably cuz u aint street, so u wouldnt no nothin about it, real recognize real n thats all niccas is sayin!

  • Evil Eye

    Stop hating!!!

    If you’re so interested in the street, go do some serious shit out there and go to prison. When someone real thug makes a tossin salad, prison wife out of you, who’ll be the real bitch nigga then?

    On the up side though you’ll be more street than Drake and if you’re a wanna’ be rapper, you’ll have lotz of legit street shit to rap about.

  • Jerod

    SPOT ON!!! ^^^

  • BULLETS

    THAT JEW GOD YOU PRAY TO IS GOOD TO YOU DRAKE CAUSE IF I GET CLOSE ENUFF YOUR A FUCKING ROBBERY VICTIM ………..FREE CONCERT INDEED……

  • BULLETS

    ITS SO FUNNY HOW YOU PRAISE DRAKE FOR NOT BEING A STREET NIGGA BUT HE GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO SHOW THAT ELEMENT HE CONSTANTLY REMINDS YOU HIS BOSS IS A BLOOD MAKES VIDEOS IN THE GHETTO’S OF JAMAICA AND DOESN’T FEEL THE NEED TO BATTLE ANYONE YET CAN SAY SLICK SHIT IN HIS INTERVIEWS DRAKE IS A CLOWN PUSSIES RELATE TO PUSSIES BOTTOM LINE DRAKE IS LIKE EMINEM IN THAT HE OPENS THE DOOR FOR THESE NON HIPHOP FANS TO GIVE THERE OPINION ABOUT A CULTURE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM, OH I LIKE DRAKE BEACUSE HE DOESN’T SAY THE SAME THINGS WHAT WHAT YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THIS NIGGA DONT POP BOTTLES IN EVERY SONG THIS NIGGA HASN’T MADE AT LEAST 100 MISS MY GIRL SONGS THIS FOOL DOESN’T HAVE THE MOST MONOTONE SIMPLIE ASS FLOW EVER INVENTED IT’S NOT THAT HIPHOP WAS IGNORANT OR BIAS ITS LIKE FUBU FOR US BY US THESE NEW ARTISTS AREN’T MC’S THERE POP ARTIST THAT RAP SOMETIMES LIKE THAT DUDE FROM LINKIN PARK LOL