In times like this, wish i still live in New York. Situations like these only remind me that although I might be crazy, there are people whom are way off than I am. Is it really that bad for up and coming musicians? A rapper has to subject to this to get himself noticed? I guess so especially when you have the police shutting down traffic on Times Square for you. An unknown rapper climbed a light pole on 44th Street early Tuesday morning, causing police to shut down the area for a few hours.
Hundreds of people gathered in the crossroads of the world to stare at the man, who climbed up the traffic light pole in Times Square around 9 a.m. Tuesday, as emergency workers shut down the area near Seventh Avenues and West 44th Street. (Where was the police when he was actually climbing up the pole? I mean there is a police station right in the middle of Times Square.) Anyways, after police coaxed him for nearly 2 hours, the man finally climb down the pole.
Officers took him away in handcuffs. They had been standing on top of a police vehicle, talking to the man, as other emergency workers inflated a yellow airbag under the light post.
At one point the man stood on the pole and started rapping, leading at least one onlooker into thinking it was a publicity stunt.
“He’s trying to promote a CD,” says Carlos Amaro, 24, of Queens. “It’s creative when you come to think about it, but this was not the right way to do it.”Amaro, however, didn’t know who the man was or what the CD was.
Some people ended up growing impatient over the whole thing. Someone was so impatient to even state, “Hurry up and jump already,” a man in the crowd yelled.
CLEARLY what he set out to do didn’t work because we still don’t know who he is? Shame! What’s even more of a shame is that he could’ve done this in front of Bad Boy records and probably gotten a better chance of getting signed right on the spot by P.Diddy aka Diddy aka Swag or whatever he calls himself nowadays. However that career would’ve had the end result of the story you’re reading now.
<image by Earl Wilson/The New York Times>