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From AllHipHop News:

Drake’s highly anticipated performance in New York was unceremoniously shut down by the New York Police Department.

Sources with say the show was canceled because of the tremendous swell of fans that came out to see the rapper.

The Toronto rapper was scheduled to perform during Paper’s Sounds Like Paper concert series at the South Street Seaport with artists Ninkasonik and Hanson.

“It was just too many people,” the source said. “Over 15,000 people and it was just too unmanageable.”

“I am humbled by the crowd that showed up in support of my performance and the release of Thank Me Later,” Drake told in an exclusive statement. “I love performing for my fans but unfortunately the show was canceled by the NYPD due to over crowding, leaving me without the chance to give my fans a real show.”

Drake, who is on the cover of Paper’s summer music issue, was supposed to kick off the Sounds Like Paper series from 6:00-9:00 PM.

To read more from Drake and about the show go to

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They’ll probably try to blame this one on hip-hop but take a look at the crowd and see who was acting up:

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