Rapping Man Climbs Times Square Light Pole For MTV’s Attention


Forty-fourth Street and Seventh Ave. was momentarily exciting early this afternoon when a man climbed a light pole in Times Square and refused to come down for more than an hour. He sat atop the traffic pole from about 9:30 a.m., the Times reports, until police took him into custody at around 11:15 a.m. But unlike the “sad” woman of last week, this guy just wanted to perform in view of the MTV building across the street. “He’s a rapper,” said a witness. “He’s just trying to get played.” And alas, though his music remains unheard by most everyone, both MTV and VH1 took a tiny bit of notice. [NYT, NBC]