Following his appearance and interview with Letterman, Jay-Z was going to give a surprise performance on the street. But, soon the plan was revealed to the public. After a recent Drake performance in New York City turned violent, the city stepped in.
With Jay-Z being a bigger New York star, there is a bigger risk, one Mayor Bloomberg is not willing to take. Because of this, he decided to stop the secret concert before it started. Jay-Z boasted of his relationship with the mayor. Both are insanely rich and do business together.
However, this time around politics are involved and Mayor Bloomberg cannot negotiate with that.