Chris Brown Injured in Club Brawl, Drake Denies Involvement
The camps tied to Chris Brown, Drake and Meek Mill made a scene at a downtown NYC nightclub early Thursday, allegedly throwing bottles and blows over an argument about Rihanna. The brawl went down at SoHo club W.I.P. between 4-5 a.m. and left five people injured, police confirmed.
Brown tweeted several messages after the fight, including a photo that appears to show a gash on his chin. "Ni**as throwing bottles! Y'all ni**az weak!" he wrote in posts that have since been taken down.
According to GlobalGrind.com, a fight broke out after Brown sent Drake a bottle, which the Canadian rapper apparently saw as a provocation. He reportedly began arguing with the singer about his ex-girlfriend Rihanna and then "punched Chris Brown in the face, and hit him in the mouth with a bottle before he could retaliate from the punch."
However, Drake has denied involvement in the fight, explaining he was actually heading to the exits during the tussle. "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.I.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began," a rep told TMZ. "[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property."
One of Brown's deleted tweets asked, "How u party with rich n---- that hate? Lol.... Throwing bottles like girls?#shameonya!"
Witnesses told the New York Post that "all hell broke loose" at the club and Global Grind has published an image purportedly showing the aftermath after the venue was cleared of partiers.
Rapper Meek Mill, a friend of Drake's, who was at the club at the time and was reportedly involved in the fight, later wrote on Twitter, "It wasn't me… (shaggy voice) lol."
Drake and Meek Mill, who are on tour together, arrived at W.I.P. after attending a listening party for Maybach Music Group's compilation album "Self Made Vol. 2" at Sin City, a strip club in The Bronx.
Two weeks ago, Drake, Meek and Brown went back and forth on Twitter, throwing subliminals as to each dating Rih Rih, according to MissInfo.tv.
No arrests were made and it's unclear if any charges will be filed. The NYPD declined to comment when reached by Billboard.