Drake’s Free New York Concert Canceled

Posted: Friday – July 9, 2010

Things were being set in place to get Drake to perform in New York City’s Central Park in Mid-July as a part of a concert series by ABC’s Good Morning America but the gig has been cancelled amid concerns over security.

The New York Daily News reports that ABC decided against booking the Young Money MC for a July 16th show after the New York Police Department told the city’s Parks Department that the Parks’ security plan wouldn’t be able to handle the expected crowd.

“We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked,” said an ABC spokesperson.

Drake attempted to perform in Manhattan earlier this year, but that concert was shut down by police after the audience got out of control. A larger than expected crowd attended the shindig and after the Feels Like Paper event got off to a late start fans began to throw chairs and riot.

“While the South Street Seaport and Paper Magazine were looking forward to a great kick-off concert for the summer season, our primary concern is always the safety of our guest,” said a rep from the Seaport.

“The on-site crowd had greatly exceeded safe capacity; was still rising and the show could no longer be presented in a safe atmosphere.”

ABC’s summer concert series has featured the likes of Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, and Alicia Keys in the past.


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