Chris Brown-Drake brawl: The facts and rumors
As you are most likely conscious if you follow celebrity news, singer Chris Brown was injured in a fight at a Manhattan club that could have involved members of rapper Drake’s entourage.
Much like the bottles involved in the story, there is a lot of info flying about. So here’s a bulleted breakdown of the details, semi-details and rumors.
The details and the details as the musicians’ camps see them
— Brown and Drake were each at the Manhattan club W.i.P. Wednesday night with close friends.
— Witnesses told the police, according to the Connected Press, that two men approached Brown at his table to ask if he had an concern with Drake. When Brown tried to leave, he was approached by 5 men and then bottles were thrown. It’s unclear who threw stated bottles.
— Brown’s rep mentioned the singer and his friends had been victims of a “brutal attack.”
— Indeed, Massive Pat, Brown’s bodyguard, did sustain a giant gash on his head.
— Brown tweeted, then deleted a series of messages about the fight, including a photo of a wound on his chin. The deleted tweets, a lot of of which contained racial epithets, can be seen on the website Topsy.
— Drake’s rep said he was leaving the club when the brawl broke out: “He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to individual or harm to property.”
— Rihanna, who dated each males, has not commented on the fight.
— Entertainment Weekly’s sources mentioned Drake was not involved in the fight.
— TMZ reports that Brown has spoken to police and his lawyer has physical evidence that Drake was somehow involved in the fight. E! News, however, mentioned the NYPD can’t confirm that Brown has gone to the police.
— The New York Day-to-day News has posted a photo that allegedly shows the aftermath of the fight. The outlet also claims that club manager Jonathan Cantor has been arrested for outstanding warrants.
— TMZ reported that Brown sent Drake a bottle and Drake sent him back a nasty note. The New York Post claimed the note regarded Rihanna. But Brown’s management, Phase Too. Inc., tweeted, “There was no bottle sent to @drake and there was no note! Cease the lies, TMZ/MTO!!!! There had been no punches thrown, just glass.”