Cops Cancel Free Drake Show

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June 15, 2010 | 8:45pm EST

A free concert by rapper Drake was shut down by New York police on Tuesday after crowds became too much for authorities to handle.
The Best I Ever Had hitmaker was due to perform a show supported by pop group Hanson at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport but the heaving crowds prompted riot cops to bring the Paper Magazine gig to an end before it had even begun.

A source tells WENN, “It’s cancelled. Riot police shut it down.”

The gig was expected to mark the release of Drake’s highly anticipated debut album Thank Me Later, which hit music retailers on Tuesday.