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Drake's Canceled Concert

Rapper Feared Catwalk Calamity

10/21/2013 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake was worried someone in his audience might get killed ... and that's why he abruptly canceled his Saturday night concert, sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

Drake's people were vague as to why the rapper pulled the plug at the last minute, saying it was due  to "unexpected technical issues."  Now we can translate -- they were scared the catwalk that loomed over the stage would fall into the crowd.

The catwalk is a big part of the show.  Drake walks back and forth on it and there was fear an electrical malfunction could cause a calamity.

The concert arena was filled with fans ... waiting for an hour, when the plug was pulled and they were sent home. 

The good news  ... the problem is being fixed ... hopefully in time for tonight's show in Montreal.  Good that fan safety came first.
 
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Dawn    

Yep, safety first. Good decision.

334 days ago
2.

nv89436    

I remember when rock concerts involved musicians, their instruments, the speakers, lights, and mikes to make it all happen. Old school, to be sure.

334 days ago
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ABB    

Drakey should be stomped like the ****roach it is!

334 days ago
4.

Italia    

"Drake was worried someone in his audience might get killed ... and that's why he abruptly canceled his Saturday night concert, sources connected with the show tell TMZ"
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The "someone" Drake was probably worried about was him. Drake even made that sweet love song into a Gangsta Video, not to mention that violent confrontation with Chris Brown, not that I like Chris Brown because I don't.

334 days ago
5.

mwen    

better safe then sorry.
if that catwalk fell..it be a huge lawsuit. It mustve appeared to be very unsteady for him or even other folks of his entourage to decide this

334 days ago
6.

ctcco    

Dumb! Why cancel the whole concert?? How about just NOT walk on that catwalk...?? Its a stupid idea anyway. :P

334 days ago
7.

joecrabs    

Not a single musical instrument on that stage. Rockin'!!

334 days ago
8.

LB    

You a fool if you think this is the real reason. He could have just stayed on the stage. Not like it's filled with REAL musicians.

334 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

Maybe he should have just stayed on the stage, instead of the catwalk. There's fans that won't be able to make the next show when it's scheduled, and had spent money that they could barely afford to drive hundreds of miles to see him, and he canceled. I don't think it had anything to do with this catwalk. I think he was smoking a blunt with RiRi..and couldn't be bothered to break away.

334 days ago
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shelley    

That reason is BS! Just don't go on it! He just wasn't in the mood to 'perform' (?). If I were there I would have been pissed spending money to get there, a sitter, probably dinner first. A lot of people out a lot of money except him. Not cool

334 days ago
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TheEric    

I don't buy it. He could have had the catwalk secured and he could have chosen to not walk on it that night. He's still butthurt over what Future said about his album.

334 days ago
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regis    

So he couldn't do the show on the STAGE instead???? Do the show without the catwalk, you big dummy. Making people sit there then cancelling is stupid. DO THE SHOW WITHOUT THE CATWALK YOU BIG DUMMY!!!!

334 days ago
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Kristinajp    

I call BS on this...they should have known in the morning when they do sound checks for the artist..this is such crap. I feel bad for those who bought up front seats through brokers. Some of those tickets run 300 to 500 a ticket and most people buy 2. You don't get refunds for that extra money you paid.

333 days ago
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jae kae    

Illuminati puppet.

333 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I bet the fans would have preferred he perform without the catwalk than cancel the concert an hour an a half after it was supposed to start.

333 days ago
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