*Drake finally got the chance to perform a full concert in New York City on Tuesday after his previous two attempts were cancelled at the last minute. [See clip above.]

The Canadian rapper was supposed to headline a free show at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport in June, but police shut down the gig due to overcrowding after 25,000 fans descended on the area and started acting up.

A second free set in Central Park had to be scrapped the following month when officials at New York’s Parks Department were unable to provide the level of security demanded by authorities amid fears of a repeat riot.

Drake was able to reward fans when he took to the stage at the famed Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday night for the first of two sold-out shows as part of his solo Light Dreams & Nightmares U.S. tour.

Rihanna was spotted in the audience singing along to every song. She later met up with Drake for the afterparty at hotspot Greenhouse, which also served as a birthday bash for former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton. [Photo below.]