Over the weekend Drake performed at a concert that left attendees confused when they exited the venue. The NYPD was allegedly seen videotaping guests leaving with many of them wondering, why? It’s no secret that a Drake performance would bring celebrities: Justin and Hailey Bieber, Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, and Ice Spice were in attendance. So a police presence is a packaged deal. However, many fans were confused at the whole ordeal.
Journalist Jon Caramanica grabbed a video of an NYPD officer filming while people in the comments suggested reasons why. One Twitter user suggested that it could be used for facial recognition. Another wrote that they saw NYPD filming inside the concert while it was going on. Many chimed in reminding people that they are being filmed all the time by CCTV cameras although many have not experienced this leaving a concert.
The NYPD has not made a public statement on why there were filming attendees leaving the concert. Take a look at the video below:
The NYPD has responded to the accusations here.