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 isn’t 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 informed that video was shot for a social media put up to indicate how police work with venue safety to maintain concert events secure for followers.
For indignant followers, it felt like blatant profiling and surveillance supposed to seize and save photographs of Drake’s followers — however NYPD’s scoffing at that notion. Our sources say the group affairs officers seen with the video cameras should 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 understanding it.
Drake was uptown for two nights, and contained in the venue, a quick however tense second occurred through the second present when a fan fell over the mezzanine balcony … onto the gang 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 have 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 objective all alongside.