Drake, Hanson Concert Cancelled After Fans Get Unruly
Fights contribute to official decision to cancel show.
New York City just can't handle Drake. The rising hip hop star showed up to a concert in NYC yesterday, along with pop group Hanson, but the show had to be cancelled after he was met by a hoarde of unruly fans that pushed the event way over capacity.
Police officials cancelled the free concert (before Drake even took the stage) after the crowd swelled to over twice the number that had been expected to show up.
Organizers who set up and promoted the show only expected 10,000 fans to show up, but by the evening concert rolled around nearly 25,000 people had packed into Manhattan's South Street Seaport.
A spokesman for the seaport, John Reilly, said that, while they were looking forward to the summer kick-off concert, saftey must always remain the top concern.
"Unfortunately, by the announced showtime, both the Seaport management and NYPD estimated that the onsite crowd had greatly exceeded this safe capacity, was still rising, and the show could no longer be presented in a safe atmosphere," Reilly said.
Officials reported that multiple fights broke out, chairs were being thrown onto the stage and into the crowd, and someone even tossed a table from a second floor balcony.
Drake himself took to Twitter soon after to issue his apologies.
"I am so dissapointed. To all the devoted fans that came out I wish you could have seen what I had planned! Until next time."
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