06/21/2010 05:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jay-Z Rooftop Show Canceled

Jay-Z's dream may be shattered thanks to the mayor of his beloved "concrete jungle."

The rapper and CEO of Def Jam records had hoped to deliver a surprise performance on the roof of the Ed Sullivan theater after his Letterman appearance. The city tried to accommodate the hip-hop star, claiming they would issue a permit as long as the concert remained a secret. Unfortunately, word leaked out, and in the wake of Tuesday night's Drake debacle, the roof-top concert was deemed undoable.