Jay Z was recently denied a permission to perform at a free surprise concert atop the roof of New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theater, after details of the surprise show leaked to the public as well as security concerns.
Jay had planned to give a surprise rooftop performance on top of the theater’s marquee during the middle of rush hour before his appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman”, on June 21. However the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting axed plans for the show, after the film office voiced concerns over security.
The New Post reported, “The NYPD had already asked organizers to front $100,000 to cover overtime for cops and city workers on the night. The concert was supposed to be a surprise, but word of it leaked out on Thursday, ending any chance at a permit.”
The cancellation of Jay’s performance comes just days after chaos and violence erupted at a free show at New York’s South Street Seaport in which rapper Drake was scheduled to perfrom, which left six injured and led to two arrests at the scene.