NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Unsuspecting New York crowds were in for a treat as Jay-Z planned a surprise show for Monday night, but the concert was cancelled once details were leaked to the public.
The rapper was secretly scheduled to perform a mini-concert on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater's marquee, which would air on "The Late Show With David Letterman."
The decision to cancel Jay-Z's concert comes days after fans swarmed downtown New York's South Street Seaport to catch a free show from hip-hop sensation Drake.
A spokesperson for New York's Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting released a statement saying that the decision to pull the plug on the event stemmed from news of the secret show being leaked according to MTV News.
"There was discussion of a concert, and ultimately it was decided there would be no permit," said Julianne Cho, associate commissioner, Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting in a statement e-mailed to MTV News. "Many permits are granted on the condition that the event is not made public beforehand for capacity and security reasons," the statement continued. "This event was made public."– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers