ABC decided not to book the 23-year-old Canadian rapper for a July 16 show in Central Park after the NYPD told the city Parks Department that Parks’ security plan wasn’t up to snuff, Parks and police sources said.
The concert was going to be part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” summer concert series, which has already featured megastars Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Alicia Keys.
“We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked,” an ABC spokesperson said yesterday without elaborating.
A spokesperson for Drake confirmed there was a “booking in place,” but declined to comment further.
The Parks Department could not come up with the security staffing that the NYPD thought would be necessary for such an event, police sources said.
This doesn’t come as a surprise. One little riot at your concert can come back and hurt you. It’s just a little unfortunate for him that one of the hottest acts in the music industry can’t even get signed to do a free concert.
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