According to TMZ, NYPD sources said the cameras were for a social media promotional video to show the security process behind concerts rather than for any kind of facial recognition program.
They continued to claim that the municipal affairs that shoot the concert venue with cameras do not connect with the detective agency and are not involved in the investigation of serious crimes around the Big Apple.
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— Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) 22 January 2023
Drake graced the Apollo stage for a sold-out show two nights in a row on a bum ankle, running through plenty of fan-favorite b-side cuts from his catalog, which he hasn’t performed in years.
At one point on night two, the 6 God temporarily paused the show after one a fan fell horribly from the balcony and knocked out one of the lights.
As an introduction to “Rich Flex” began, a man suddenly fell from the middle balcony and hit a light fixture on the way down. Drake asked the packed Apollo Theater if they were ready, but a group of people waved at him and screamed for help where the fan had landed.
— Tony M. Centeno (@_tonyMC) 23 January 2023
In footage circulating online, Drake and 21 looked into the crowd to see what was going on before realizing what had happened. They then told the crowd that they needed to make sure the fan was okay before they could resume the show.
The man was escorted out of the theater to seek medical attention while an Apollo employee began repairing the broken light fixture. The crowd filled the air with raucous “MVP” chants once the lights were fixed before Drizzy and 21 returned to the stage to finish their set.
Lots of special guests showed up, including Dipset and Lil Uzi Vert on stage and athletes like Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant and Yankees star Aaron Judge in attendance.