What was supposed to be a celebratory evening turned ugly when Chris Brown was attacked at a nightclub. The “Turn Up the Music” singer was toasting Teyana Taylor’s new deal with G.O.O.D. Music when the altercation occurred, prompting speculation that Drake and his crew were to blame.
Brown, along with Drake, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Wale, and French Montana, was at W.i.P. at Greenhouse in New York on Wednesday night when bottles were thrown in his direction. One ended up striking his face and leaving a nasty cut. He recounted the incident on Twitter before deleting his tweets.
“Ni**as throwing bottles! Y’all ni**az weak!” tweeted Chris in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“Ok! Ni**as stand behind security!!!! Ok! U don’t pay them enough!” he added. “Ni**as hiding in the bathroom bitch ass ni**as! And I’m the singer?”
He posted a photo of the injury on Instagram, but brushed it off. “Bottles? It’s nothing! Lol,” he said. “Ni**as is pu**y! How u party wit a rich ni**a that hate? Lol…. Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!”
According to several witnesses, the bottles came from Drake’s area of the club. The two are rumored to be feuding over their relationship with Rihanna.
While Drake remained silent, Meek Mill chimed in to proclaim his innocence. “It wasn’t me…. (shaggy voice) lol,” he tweeted.
UPDATE: Drake has denied his involvement in the brawl. “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P,” a rep for the Canadian rapper tells TMZ. “He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”
According to TMZ, Meek Mill was the one involved in the fight. The Maybach Music MC and Chris started trash talking each other and things quickly escalated into a shouting match before bottles were thrown. Their argument was reportedly not over Rihanna.
UPDATE 2: Chris Brown’s rep has released the following statement: “Chris, Karrueche [Tran], and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at W.i.P. They sustained several injuries. Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further.”
He also returned to Twitter, writing, “Me and @MeekMill ain’t on that bullshit. Real respect Real….”
UPDATE 3: TMZ is now reporting that Drake instigated the brawl by giving the middle finger to one of Chris’ bodyguards and shouting, “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” Chris’ entourage responded with some crude hand gestures before Drizzy went to get backup from Meek Mill, Juelz Santana, and Trav B.
Drake allegedly told Chris, “You be on that ho s**t on Twitter n***a,” referencing a recent Twitter war between Chris, Drake, and Meek Mill over Rihanna. An altercation ensued, but witnesses say Drake was not physically involved. Innocent clubgoers were injured, as well as Chris’ bodyguard Big Pat.
UPDATE 4: Chris Brown has reportedly spoken with detectives and his lawyer has presented the NYPD with “physical evidence” to show that Drake and Meek Mill were the aggressors. Chris is currently considered “a witness and a victim.” Meanwhile, Drake has been “cooperating” with authorities, but he is not a suspect at this time. Sources now tell TMZ that someone in Chris’ camp may have been inciting Drake and his crew.