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Hip-Hop Rumors: Why’d “They” Pull The Plug On Jay-Z’s Secret Concert?

According to the NY Post, Jay-Z’s permit for his secret show has been mysteriously denied. It was approved and then later denied. The thing is, this denial isn’t confirmed, but it seems so. See below:

Jay-Z won’t be making a marquee appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater after all.The city suddenly yanked approval for the mega-rapper’s planned concert Monday atop the Midtown marquee for the “Late Show with David Letterman,’’ sources said.“The mayor’s office approved it, and then just like that, it got denied,” one police source told The Post yesterday.Reps for Jay-Z, Letterman, the city and the NYPD had planned to meet at the “Late Show” offices yesterday to work out concert details.But the meeting was abruptly canceled — and everyone involved was told that the event was now a no-go, sources said.The police source speculated: “It’s because of the holiday weekend. They were concerned about fireworks and terrorism.”Another source suggested that the music gig was cancelled for the same reason given the last time Jay-Z and Letterman tried to plan the event in 2010 but were thwarted.Details about the performance were leaked to The Post beforehand, creating a logistical nightmare for cops given the hordes of fans such an event would draw.The mayor’s office refused to comment, as did Letterman’s people. Jay-Z’s rep didn’t respond to phone and e-mail messages.


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  • pauleyPee

    Much ado about nothing.

  • dexter


  • InTheNightKitchen

    Don’t believe the hype!

  • digitallife

    The waterfront is about 5 city blocks from there and thats where folks will be watching the fireworks..

    • Definitely a way to “Pack” the free concert.

  • ZUBU

    Hmm… seems as if one of the NYC powermongers isn’t as in love with Jay as we are led to believe. Wasn’t Jay named on of the most influential people in the Country, or NYC by the mayor or the Gov?

  • HunnidRoundDrumOnYoA$$

    I guess Nanny Bloomburg decided NYC couldnt see a Jay concert

  • count_210

    lil wayne shut it down

  • He we go with the “terrorist” bullshit! SMFH! America is out of control with that damn word already…

  • WillVetterGoodin

    @ Purevolume . com

  • Sinbk Legend

    guess they figured this NlGGA (jay z)thinks he has too much power (im sure the police commissioner called him a NlGGER though) so they denied him. i wonder if they would have denied a paul mccartney concert if it was under the same circumstances

    • I was thinking that too…But it really seems like a safety issue, New York is overcrowed and to have a show during a holiday weekend could be pandamonium…However NYC have huge shows ALL the time what make this “Secret” show so different?

  • BehaveUrSelf

    Who noticed the writer (ill seed’s source) needs to learn how to write/type English language better??

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  • $18916246

    Perhaps the consequences of an “OPEN LETTER”? Jay..continue to speak your mind bruh.