This is probably going to end up as one of those pop-music legends where nobody ever knows the entire truth, but apparently, Drake and Chris Brown both ended up at the New York nightclub W.I.P. last night, and things got out of hand. Drake has recently been linked with Rihanna, and Chris Brown, of course, famously beat her up when they were together a few years ago. And at the club last night, both artists and their entourages got into it, throwing bottles and punches.
As Rolling Stone points out, TMZ reports that, according to eyewitness claims, Drake and Brown were hanging out together in the VIP section when Drake jumped up and started yelling and pointing at Brown. Both entourages ran in, somebody threw a bottle, and punches were thrown before security broke up the fight. When police arrived at 4 a.m., Drake and Brown had left. No arrests were made, but a few people were injured enough to require medical attention. There was also a lot of property damage in the club.
On Twitter, Brown posted some since-deleted taunts at some nameless assailants, and he also Tweeted a since-deleted picture of a cut on his chin; Rap-Up has a screenshot. Meek Mill, who’s been touring with Drake and who’s also been rumored to be linked with Rihanna, was also apparently there, and he may have encouraged Drake to confront Brown.
My favorite version of the story is the mostly-discredited one I saw on Vulture. According to this particular (probably false) rumor, Chris Brown sent a sort of conciliatory bottle over to Drake, and Drake returned the bottle with a note that said, “I’m fucking the love of your life, deal with it.” If that’s true — and, once again, it’s probably not — it’s just awesomely cold.