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Drake concert cancelled after too many people showed

Last month, the
rapper had a show at New York City’s South Street Seaport cancelled
when more fans than expected showed, and security was insufficient
for the congestion. Now security concerns were raised again by the
city’s police department that decided to cancel the gig.

The Toronto
rapper, whose debut album recently opened at No. 1 on the U.S. pop
chart, was in talks to perform in Central Park on July 16 as part of
ABC’s “Good Morning America” summer concert series in which
Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys have already brought crowds in the Big
Apple.. According to the Daily News, the plans were scrapped after
the NYPD told the city’s Parks Department to bolster its security
efforts.

A
spokesperson for ABC told the newspaper, “We were interested in
having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked,” while
a rep said that there was a “booking in place.” The cast of
Green Day’s Broadway musical “American Idiot” will play
“Good Morning America” on July 16 instead.

Drake’s
first free New York show was scheduled to take place at South Street
Seaport on June 15, the same day his album “Thank Me Later”
was released. The event was shut down at the last minute, however,
after an estimated crowd of 10,000, 25,000 appeared.

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