AHH Stray News: Jay-Z Concert Scrapped, Eminem At BET Awards, Hydro Sentenced To Jail

A surprise concert featuring Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z was canceled, after New York officials voiced their concerns about security for the performance. According to reports, Jay-Z was prepared to perform on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday (June 21st). The show was axed by officials at the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, after news of the surprise concert leaked to the media yesterday (June 17th). The decision was made after a concert featuring Drake at the South Street Seaport turned into chaos earlier this week, leaving six people with minor injuries and two people arrested. Eminem has been tapped to perform at the 2010 BET Awards on June 27th, the  network announced today (June 18th). In addition to Eminem, BET announced that T-Pain, Usher and “Best Female R&B” nominee Alicia Keys will also hit the stage during the awards ceremony, which will broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium at 8:00 PM. In addition to Eminem and company, BET previously announced that Kanye West, T.I., Drake, Diddy and Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross will perform during 2010 BET Awards. This year’s ceremonies are hosted by Queen Latifah, while John Legend will receive the 2010 Humanitarian Award. Scottish rapper Hydro has been sentenced to over two years in prison, for attempting to smuggle cocaine and cannabis into the country in April of last year. Hydro, born Adnan Ahmed, was sentenced to 35 months in prison for tens of thousands of dollars, worth both drugs. Hydro, who toured with Sean “Diddy” Combs, released his debut album Crucial, which featured Busta Rhymes,  in 2008. “I’m glad I got caught. I had a life of insanity. I was not addicted to drugs but I was addicted to drug-dealing.”

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