Jay-Z Concert Gets Squashed By The Mayor… What Happened Hov, We Thought That Was Your Homie???

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Jay-Z probably won’t be thanking Drake later or anytime soon now that Mayor Bloomberg’s office has shut down plans for a last minute show he planned for Monday night. Following the disastrous near riot that erupted when Drake fans overcrowded South Street Seaport last week, the mayor’s office has nixed Hov’s plans! Pop the hood for details

Jay-Z had planned to put on a surprise performance atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday but the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting put the kibosh on it yesterday.

Like Paul McCartney last year, the Brooklyn-born rap superstar had planned to use his appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” to give a show in the middle of rush-hour Midtown.

“There was discussion of a concert, and ultimately it was decided there would be no permit,” said Julianne Cho, spokeswoman for the film office.

The mini-concert was axed abruptly after weeks of planning and negotiations, sources said.

The decision came on the heels of a free performance by rapper Drake at the South Street Seaport that was canceled Tuesday after 10,000 people — triple what was expected — grew unruly when the entertainer kept them waiting for 90 minutes.

Six people suffered minor injuries. Two people were arrested.

Sources told The Post that a permit for Jay-Z’s performance would have been granted only if organizers could keep the show secret, but word of the show leaked out yesterday.

“Many permits are granted on the condition that the event is not made public beforehand for capacity and security reasons,” Cho said. “This event was made public.”

The NYPD had already required the organizers to front about $100,000 to cover expected overtime expenses for cops and any other city workers assigned to the theater on Broadway at West 53rd Street.

A source described that amount as “significantly higher” than what organizers paid for McCartney’s appearance.

Word of McCartney’s performance last July had remained a closely guarded secret until that morning, when people noticed crews setting up musical equipment on the marquee top.

Still, about 4,000 people packed the blocks along Broadway.

Rock groups Phish and Audioslave have also performed atop the marquee in recent years.

“Late Show” spokesman Tom Keaney declined to comment. The mayor’s office didn’t return calls for comment.

Damn, guess Jay-Z doesn’t “Run This Town” after all!

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/mike_nixes_late_show_marquee_concert_PffmtJz6iPT1grx0Y0bE9J#ixzz0rJycUpSZ

Comments

  • drock

    Good, ’cause these young people don’t know how to act.

  • Sha

    Oh well, you can’t go around throwing shyt. The city will “Thank him later” :)

  • lolita

    Of course he doesn’t run sh*t!!! He’s just the puppet who alienates the youth_ taking nice pics with powerful men but he doesn’t control anything.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Good! They need to ban this rap shyt, period! In fact, all rap should be abolished from all existence. Let these modern day minstrels find real jobs.

  • minerva

    if 10,000 was there for drake, times that for jay-z !!!
    who leaked doesn’t really matter because the source of the problem is immature behavior, thugs & guns……..
    sometimes it doesn’t pay to be nice- its not appreciated.

  • Jay the Real One

    I see nothing in that story whatsoever

  • MzFitt

    …it’s just business…there will be other opportunities…

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    Why is this a surprise? As soon as that incident happened at the Drake concert, I knew it would spell doom for any future free hip hop or rap concerts in this city and probably other cities too. All it takes is one group of idiots for them to shut these free concerts down permanently. So glad the free concerts I go to are for a more mature crowd. Been going to them for years and never a problem.

  • RazeKane

    Yep, shut it the phu ck down. In these times of fools who wanna do damage to people and property its time to cut it the root.

  • Bohsslaydi

    I can’t his azz neway

  • RoyBoy

    The problem is these young ignorant kids. Those kids at Drake’s concert were throwing chairs and damn near started a riot because they are so impatient.

    Drake should’ve been on time. Don’t nobody want to wait almost two hours in the heat for you to come out to perform. Who do Drake think he is? Prince? GIRL BOOM!!!

    I bet if it was U2 or Elton John or Celine Dion even if it was leaked they would’ve still went on with the concert.

  • WHITE MAN

    BLOOMBERG “SINATRA MY AZZ, HE’S A NIGGUR. HE’LL ATTRACT THE BABY MOMMAS AND CRACK CUTTERS”. LOL
    ILLUMINATI? THIS FUCC BOY CAN’T EVEN GET A PEMIT. OBAMA ON THE TEXT?
    BARRACK SAYS “JAY Z WHO? OH THAT BIG LIPPED DUDE THATS WIT BEYONCE. I GOT OIL SPILLING… SPEAKING OF CAMELS, GET ME A DAMN CIGARETTE”

  • WHITE MAN

    BLOOMBERG “SINATRA MY AZZ, HE’S A NIGGUR. HE’LL ATTRACT THE BABY MOMMAS AND CRACK CUTTERS”. LOL
    ILLUMINATI? THIS FUCC BOY CAN’T EVEN GET A PERMIT. OBAMA ON THE TEXT?
    BARRACK SAYS “JAY Z WHO? OH THAT BIG LIPPED DUDE THATS WIT BEYONCE. I GOT OIL SPILLING… SPEAKING OF CAMELS, GET ME A DAMN CIGARETTE”

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