Angry Drake followers are calling out the NYPD for what felt like digital surveillance at his sold-out Apollo Theater present — and after a clip of officers recording ticketholders went viral, the cops say it is not what it appears.
NYPD legislation enforcement sources inform TMZ Hip Hop the video exhibits officers exterior the Apollo recording concertgoers as they exited the theater. We’re advised that video was shot for a social media put up to point out how police work with venue safety to maintain concert events protected for followers.
For indignant followers, it felt like blatant profiling and surveillance supposed to seize and save photos of Drake’s followers — however NYPD’s scoffing at that notion. Our sources say the group affairs officers seen with the video cameras usually are not affiliated with the detective bureau, and don’t examine critical crimes.
There are additionally dozens of metropolis surveillance cameras across the Apollo … and the entire metropolis, for that matter. The actuality of life within the twenty first century is we’re all being recorded all through the day with out ever figuring out it.
Drake was uptown for two nights, and contained in the venue, a short however tense second occurred through the second present when a fan fell over the mezzanine balcony … onto the group under.
The present was briefly paused for about quarter-hour when a spokesperson introduced the fan wasn’t terribly injured, and that the present would go on.
Hometown heroes Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana of Dipset had been introduced out and a tour along with his “Her Loss” costar 21 Savage was teased.
Aside from the balcony diver, everybody left the venue safely — which cops say was their purpose all alongside.