Chris Brown and Drake NYC Bar Brawl: 8 Developments In the Case (So Far)
According to reports, Brown, 23, has spoken with detectives from the New York Police Department about his alleged bar fight with rapper Drake, claiming he has physical evidence to prove Drake’s involvement. The conversations reportedly happened Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Drake, 25, is said to be fully cooperating with police.
This is just the latest development in what has become an ongoing “he said, he said” saga between the two music superstars, all of which stems from a bloody scuffle that reportedly took place at Manhattan’s Club W.I.P., in the early morning hours on Thursday.
As the investigation into case continues to unfold Friday, here is a brief recap of the developments so far.
1.) Chris Brown Tweets Photo of Gash on Face; Drake Implicated
Amid reports of the bar brawl, Brown tweeted a close-up photo of his face, with a bloody gash near the left side of his chin. “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol… Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!” he tweeted, before deleting the message and photo.
2.) Photos, Details From Bar Scuffle Hit the Internet
Reports leak that the fight was prompted by the rappers’ relationships with singer Rihanna, whom Brown infamously dated until 2009, when he physically assaulted her in February of that year. Photos from the scene were subsequently posted online, including one of Brown’s bodyguard, Big Pat, who reportedly suffered a serious injury to the head.
3.) Drake Releases Statement Denying Involvement
In the hours after the incident was reported, a rep for the singer shot down reports that Drake had any involvement. “He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property,” the rep said.
4.) Chris Brown Is the ‘Victim’
A rep for Brown defends Brown, claiming that he is, in fact, the victim in the situation. “Chris, [girlfriend] Karrueche [Tran] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP.” the rep said. “They sustained several injuries. Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further.”
5.) Sources Claim Rapper Meek Mill Got Involved
An onlooker at W.I.P. implicates rapper Meek Mill, telling Celebuzz exclusively, “It was tough to see in the commotion, but it looked like Meek Mill is the one that threw the bottle at Chris’ face. Words were exchanged between Chris and Drake’s entourage and then all hell broke loose”
6.) Video Emerges From Scuffle
A video is posted to YouTube which allegedly shows footage from the scuffle. (Warning: NSFW).
Clubgoer Hollie C., 24, posts a video to TMZ, claiming her face was cut open by a flying bottle. Hollie subsequently blames it all on “stupid famous people.”
8.) Chris Brown Speaks to Detectives; Drake Cooperates
On Thursday, Brown was said to have spoken with NYPD detectives about the incident. Drake was also reported to be “cooperating” with authorities, though it is unclear if he has spoken to detectives. Both Brown and Drake are reportedly not listed as suspects in the incident.
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