On June 14 2012, R&B singer Chris Brown and members of rapper Drake's entourage faced off at a NYC night club. Brown and NBA star Tony Parker were among those injured. Police say people in Drake's entourage stopped Brown on his way out. Drake's representatives say he was leaving when the fight began and didn't hurt anyone.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
Chris Brown tweeted a photo of his injuries.
Police shut down a New York City nightclub where singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake's entourage got into a bottle-throwing brawl. A New York Police Department spokeswoman says the club W.i.P in the city's SoHo neighborhood was closed because of code violations.
Since the incident involving Chris Brown and Drake, San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker says he suffered a scratched retina during the brawl and is now suing the night club.
Drake's representatives say he was on his way out when the fight began and did not injure anyone. Chris Brown spoke to police.
Brown's representatives said in a statement that "Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further."
Neither Drake nor Chris Brown were on the scene when police arrived at the nightclub around 4 a.m. on June 15, 2012.
While the cause of the fight is unclear, it is widely speculated that it occurred due to Chris Brown's jealousy over singer Rihanna's brief previous relationship with Drake. Chris Brown and Rihanna dated back in 2009 and are rumored to have rekindled their romance.
After the incident between Drake and Chris Brown, the State Liquor Authority filed 14 charges against the owners of W.i.P. for violations, including not stopping the brawl.
Several celebrities weighed in on the altercation, such as rapper 50 Cent, who called the feud between the two artists, "unnecessary." "This could have easily been dealt with a conversation between the two of them," he went on to say.
While witnesses claim to have seen Drake throw a bottle at the club, Drake refuses to talk to police or turn himself over to the cops. His rep asked in an email to "The New York Post": "Why would he turn himself in when he did not commit any wrong-doing?"
As a result of the fiasco, NBA star Tony Parker may not be able to play in the Olympics, due to an eye injury from bottles being thrown. Though she was not present at the time of the incident, Parker's lawyer is placing some of the blame on Barbadian beauty Rihanna.
Meanwhile, Chris Brown and Drake have been offered $1 million by billionaire soda bottling heir Alki David to continue their brawl in a boxing ring, according to boxing promoter Damon Feldman. However, Chris Brown's rep said the artist's camp "never heard" of the offer.