NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Before even taking the stage, another Drake concert in New York has been nixed.
The hip-hop newcomer was reportedly in talks to play a free outdoor show on July 16th as part of ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series according to MTV.
A spokesperson for ABC confirmed that a potential Drake show was in the works. "We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked," an ABC rep told MTV News.
In addition, a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation told MTV News that concert organizers had simply decided to go with another act. "There was an open date on the calendar for July 16, but they decided to feature the cast of the Broadway show 'American Idiot,'" a rep said.
According to the Daily News, the New York City Police Department pulled the plug on the planned show after the city's parks department failed to provide the security that the NYPD deemed necessary for such an event. The parks department spokesperson did not confirm whether security issues were a factor in not moving forward with the Drake show according to MTV News.
This NYC cancellation is yet another for Drake as his free June 15th performance at the South Street Seaport was called off by the NYPD after around 10,000 fans swarmed the event. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers