Just when we thought no one would speak up. Drake’s rep has issued a statement denying that his actions resulted in Chris Brown’s injury, following a brief brawl a New York City nightclub, while Chris Brown had addressed the incident on Twitter and via a statement from his own rep.
Meek Mill sent one coy tweet early this morning, playfully trying to distance himself from the drama, but when Roscoe Dash called him out for being involved in the fight, he responded more forcefully, telling him, “@Roscoedash you gotta chill b4 you b tweeting my name in some sh– i wasn’t even really in! Stay in ya lane!”
Drake’s rep issued a statement on his behalf, telling TMZ, “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.I.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. [Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
Chris Brown was the last to chime in, sending a tweet around 4pm, writing, “Me and
@MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….” and his rep told GossipCop.com, “Chris, [girlfriend] Karrueche [Tran] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP. They sustained several injuries. Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further.”
TMZ further reports that the fight broke out between the two camps after Brown and Meek Mill, who was at Drizzy’s table, started “trash talking” each other. According to the TMZ source, Brown’s face was hurt when Mill threw a bottle at him.
Other sources told GossipCop.com that the incident went down around the same time as last call, at 3:50 a.m., when the two crews were partying along with Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Fabolous. Right before Brown got hit in the face with the bottle, the eyewitness said Drake looked “pissed” and “serious.” Once the bottle was thrown, by someone in Drake’s camp — though the site does not specify Mill as the assailant — that’s when things got ugly.
For about 15 seconds, the two parties, made up of about 15 people each, began throwing glasses, bottles and metal ice containers at each other, with some people getting caught in the crossfire. The site also obtained a photo of Brown’s bodyguard, Big Pat, who got a serious head injury during the scuffle. In the photo, Pat is lying on a stretcher with his bloody head bandaged.
While GossipCop reported that neither Drake nor Brown ever hit each other, Brown did get a wound on his chin. Right after the incident, both parties left the club and then police officials and the club’s bouncers cleared out the club.
In addition to the two entourages partaking in the scuffle — which not only injured Brown, but also his bodyguard, Big Pat — one bystander was also injured during the altercation. TMZ reports that a 24-year-old Australian tourist, Hollie C., had been at the club when the incident occurred and was struck by a flying bottle.
“Within a few moments of noticing glass being thrown around, I saw a glass bottle headed towards me, consequently hitting me in the head,” she told the site. “I immediately started to bleed and proceeded to fall in and out of consciousness.” She was brought to the hospital, where she received stitches. She has since filed a police report. “I had to take the subway home with no money or jacket,” she added. “Nobody would even sit beside me. My friends were so scared because they did not know where I was.”