Published June 14, 2012
Chris Brown was left with a cut on his chin and a seriously injured bodyguard after a fight with rapper Drake's entourage at a club in New York City Thursday, according to a report from the New York Post.
Their entourages, partying at SoHo club W.i.P., started throwing blows and bottles over Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, TMZ reported.
A stylist on the scene told Gossipcop.com that after an unknown provocation, a member of Drake's entourage picked up a glass bottle and hit Brown in the face with it.
From there, the fight turned "crazy" with glasses, bottles, and other objects being hurled between the two artists' entourages.
Rihanna briefly dated Drake after breaking up with Brown three years ago. The "Run It" singer beat up Rihanna after they attended a pre-Grammys party on Feb. 8, 2009.
Brown tweeted a photo after the fight showing a cut on his chin. According to reports, he also tweeted, "How u party with rich n---- that hate? Lol....Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!"
Both the photo and the message have since been removed.
Brown's bodyguard, Big Pat, was badly hurt in the incident, sustaining injuries to his head, Gossipcop reports.
Eyewitnesses also told Gossipcop that Drake and Brown never touched each other during the altercation.
New York Police Department officers were called to the scene, but not before Brown and Drake left.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to the New York Post that there was an assault at the club.
"There was an assault at that location between 4:00am and 5:00am [local time], and five people were injured," the NYPD rep said.
The New York Post contributed to this report.