NYC shuts down Jay-Z ‘Letterman’ show

Gabrielle Bonghi

Updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 1:27 PM

Jay-Z watches during the second quarter of Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at the Barclays Center Saturday, April 20, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Last week, Jay-Z confirmed he would make an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 8. Additionally, The New York Post reported that Jay would perform on top of the Ed Sullivan Theatre’s marquee, the building that’s home to the talk show.

Jay’s plans to rock it from the top of the marquee have been cancelled. Once again, the New York Post reports that the concert’s cancellation was due to the city’s concerns over crowd control, “fireworks and terrorism.”

This is not the first time this has happened to Jay. Back in 2010, he was set to perform on top of the same marquee ont he same building, but the show was cancelled due to safety concerns. Not to long before this Drake was supposed to hold a free concert at New York’s South Street Seaport. Local police cancelled the show due to over-crowding and almost 25,000 fans began to start a riot.

Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, will be released on July 4. As of right now, he is still scheduled to make an appearance on Letterman, minus the outside show.

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