Chris Brown sustained a nasty gash on his chin — apparently a wound from a bottle attack — after his entourage allegedly clashed with Drake’s crew in a NYC nightclub brawl.
It’s been confirmed with the NYPD that the two singers’ crews got into a fight at WIP nightclub — 5 people were injured in the melee.
NYPD arrived on the scene after receiving a call between 4 and 5am. Chris and Drake were not present when cops arrived.
We’re told there were no critical injuries … just bumps, bruises and lacerations. No arrests were made.
After the fight, Brown tweeted a photo of his injury … along with the message, “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol… Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!.”
The photo and the message have since been removed from Brown’s Twitter page.
There are reports the two started throwing blows (and bottles!) over Chris’ ex girlfriend, Rihanna, who Drake is rumored to have hooked up with.
A few hours before the brawl, there was footage of Drake leaving the London hotel … surrounded by some diesel-sized hired muscle. No word if they were involved in the bar fight, but wow … that would be scary.
We’re told both Brown and Drake had been hanging out in the VIP section … when Drake began pointing and yelling at Brown.
Brown began yelling back … and that’s when members of both entourages rushed in and began shoving each other.
With tensions running high, someone threw a bottle — which set the whole thing off … and the shoving turned to punches.
We’re told club security rushed in to break up the fight … and called police for backup. Brown and Drake left the scene by the time cops showed up … but several members of their entourages remained at the club. Multiple members of both crews required medical assistance.
We’re told the club suffered some serious damage in the fight — including busted up tables, broken mirrors, shattered lighting and glass scratches all over the floors.
10:15 AM PT — A witness who was inside the club says … Chris Brown did NOT send any bottles over to Drake’s table, despite several reports to the contrary.
10:55 AM PT — Drake’s rep just issued a statement about the incident, insisting Drizzy wasn’t involved in the brawl at all … the beef was between CB and another rapper named Meek Mill.
Drake is adamant … he is not responsible for the bloody gash on Chris Brown’s face … claiming he was simply leaving the nightclub when the brawl broke out … but sources tell us, the fight started after Chris Brown and a rapper at Drake’s table started trash talking each other.
The rapper hanging with Drake — Meek Mill — was screaming at Chris and Chris was giving it right back to Meek Mill. One of Chris’ lieutenants was also involved in the screaming match.
Our sources would NOT say what specifically they were arguing about — partly out of fear that someone will get hurt. But we are told the argument was NOT over Rihanna.
One source says Chris was hurt when Meek Mill hit him with a bottle.
A rep for Drake says … “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.”
The rep adds, “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
Chris Brown’s bodyguard Big Pat was also hospitalized last night with a GIANT GASH on his forehead, following the massive bottle-hurling brawl at W.i.P nightclub in NYC.
The photo surfaced on Twitter earlier today — showing Big Pat in a hospital gurney, blood gushing all over the place. It’s unclear exactly how BP got hurt or who’s responsible for the damage.
Thankfully, looks like the guy’s okay — he showed up moments ago outside Chris’ NYC hotel, badly scabbed up … but walking nonetheless.
Drake flashed his middle finger, engaged in serious trash talk, and drafted several other rappers to join his posse … minutes before the all out brawl with Chris Brown, according to multiple witnesses in the club.
We’re told the tension started building when Drake gave the middle finger to one of Chris’ bodyguards and shouted … “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” Chris’ entourage then returned fire with a few hand gestures of their own.
Witnesses — who were very close to the action — tell us that Drake felt disrespected … even though he started the exchange … and went to get backup from his boys Meek Mills, Juelz Santana, and Trav B.
At this point, we’re told Drake got loud and shouted at Chris … “You be on that ho s**t on Twitter n***a” — a clear reference to a recent Twitter war between Chris, Drake, and Meek … all over who’s banging Rihanna.
Moments later we’re told Chris’ security guards got irate, pushing and shoving began between Meek, Juelz and Chris’ posse — and you know the rest.
Interestingly, everyone agrees Drake never got physically involved in the brawl — even though his mouth … and hand … sparked it all.
VIDEO: During The Fight
VIDEO: After The Fight