August 16th, 2012 by faye
Pop singers Chris Brown and Drake have been named in a lawsuit over the bottle-throwing brawl in a nightclub in New York City which involved the artists’ entourages. The company with ties to the said nightclub seeks to hold Brown and Drake responsible for the violent altercation that went down on June 14.
According to reports, Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., — which has a financial stake in the New York City venue where the melee happened — claims in their $16 million lawsuit that Chris Brown and Drake “shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman.”
EEL claims in the suit that the moment Chris Brown and Drake crossed paths, they “began to fight violently with each other.”
The lawsuit goes on, stating, “Each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards, ‘security’ personnel, employees, friends and other members of their entourage consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.”
Chris Brown and Drake should be blamed for a glass-throwing, broken-bottle-swinging free-for-all in a jam packed club “in circumvention of the venue’s extensive security measures,” says the lawsuit. Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. owns the trademark for Greenhouse, but since the owners of the club itself are not involved in the suit, they declined to give a comment.
There have been no criminal charges filed against anyone in the brawl, which left “With You” singer Brown, NBA star Tony Parker and many others injured. Police said that the fight started after members of Drake’s entourage confronted Chris Brown on the dance floor as he was about to leave the club’s basement lounge called W.i.P. However, the representatives of Drake are saying otherwise. Reps said that the rapper was on his way out and did not injure anyone.
The lawsuit, on the other hand, points to news accounts of bad blood between Chris Brown and Drake — both of whom have dated “Don’t Stop The Music” singer Rihanna. Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. believes that the two men encouraged, instigated, or at least failed to stop the fight, lawyer Andrew T. Miltenberg said.
“It’s their posse, and they’re in charge, and to the extent that they could have controlled or dissipated whatever was going on, we don’t believe they did,” Miltenberg said.
The lawsuit added that because of publicity about the brawl, a $4 million deal to license Greenhouse’s name for other clubs around the country fell through.
Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. is headed by a former Greenhouse owner, Jon Bakhshi. The current owners of the NYC nightclub face lawsuits over the melee, including a $20 million claim from Parker.
The city shut down the club for quite some time after the fight, and had it reopened on July 10. It is continuing to fight a State Liquor Authority effort to nix its liquor license.
June 29th, 2012 by edsel
Rihanna apparently hid a fetish for Justin Bieber. And since the real deal was taken by Selena Gomez, RiRi decided to kiss someone who wore a cardboard mask of the Biebs. (So who gets to throw the first bottle at Justin? Chris Brown? Drake? Meek Mills?)
The Hollywood Gossip reported that Rihanna tweeted an Instagram photo of herself planting a big wet one on the cheek of her Justin Bieber substitute. She then followed it up with a sneaky picture of “Justin” seated upon a ceramic throne with his trousers down.
“Me & the beebs yesterday!” Rihanna playfully announced on Twitter. “Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales,” she added.
The Hollywood Gossip identified @jennnrosales as Jennifer Rosales, one of Rihanna’s best friends. THG considered the possibility that Rosales was the mystery person behind the mask. She reportedly spent a lot of time with Rihanna and had also appeared in a lot of pictures with the ‘Umbrella’ singer.
June 28th, 2012 by edsel
How does a pay-per-view celebrity boxing match between Chris Brown and Drake –with Rihanna as the ring girl- sound to you, Bob Arum?
The Inquisitr reported that celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman offered the feuding rappers $1 million each to settle their differences in the ring. Billionaire soda bottling heir Alki David sponsored Feldman’s offer. David promised to donate an additional $1 million to a charity if Brown and Drake accepted.
The potential PPV boxing event that could Chris Brown and Drake was supposedly planned for a target date of August 25th. Depending on what venue was free at the time, the bout could be held in Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
“Obviously they have a grudge,” Feldman told NY Daily News. “It’s just three 1-minute rounds,” he elaborated on the possible boxing match between Chris Brown and Drake. He also promised that “No one will get seriously hurt.”
According to the Inquisitr, Damon Feldman added that he would be delighted if ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna agreed to serve in a certain capacity at the potential pay-per-view boxing event. “I would love to have Rihanna as the ring girl,” he told the NY Daily News.
Feldman’s profitable proposal was supposedly news to representatives of Chris Brown. Breezy’s reps claimed to have “never heard” of the planned pay-per-view boxing match to settle the differences between their client and Drake.
Neither Drake nor Rihanna have commented about the potential boxing gig.
The Inquisitr reported that a fight between Chris Brown and Drake erupted at New York nightclub W.i.P on June 14th. The rappers reportedly fought over Rihanna, who was Brown’s ex-girlfriend and rumored to be a lover of Drake. Eight people got injured when the rappers’ parties began hurling liquor bottles at each other. The list of victims included Brown himself, Brown’s bodyguard, and NBA player Tony Parker.
June 28th, 2012 by edsel
Justin Bieber and Alec Baldwin would be proud of that bodyguard of Rihanna who punched a paparazzo in the face this Sunday.
TMZ reported that the ‘Battleship’ star was carousing at London’s Whiskey Mist nightclub on Sunday night. When Rihanna decided to call it quits for the night, her bodyguards began clearing the way for her to the exit and her car.
That was when a paparazzo (who was not affiliated with TMZ, assured the webloid) got too close to Rihanna. One of the giants in charge of protecting RiRi wasn’t in the mood to be civil to the hapless celebrity photographer. That bodyguard decked the pap in the face.
TMZ obtained a video of the paparazzo-punching incident. The Rihanna bodyguard in question was a “huge guy with the bald head.”
The video did not show if the paparazzo ever got up from the punch he took in the faced.
According to TMZ, ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna was already inside her car when her overprotective bodyguard decked the paparazzo.
A good number of rumors name Rihanna as the cause of the fight between Chris Brown and Drake two weeks ago.
June 26th, 2012 by edsel
Chris Brown and Drake weren’t Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., said sources close to the W.i.P. club regarding the $20 million lawsuit that NBA player Tony Parker filed against them.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, French native Parker filed the huge lawsuit against the New York City nightclub last week. He claimed the club was responsible for the brawl between Chris Brown and Drake.
Tony Parker was at the club on the night that Chris Brown, Drake, Meek Mill, and their parties started hurling bottles at each other. Parker got caught in the crossfire and sustained a scratched retina caused by flying shards of glass. He required emergency eye surgery and was currently recuperating in Paris with the hopes of participating in the London Summer Olympics.
According to his lawsuit, Tony Parker claimed that W.i.P. staff should have known better than to let Brown and Drake near each other. Everyone allegedly knew that ”There was bad blood between Drake and Brown,” Parker pointed out, which was rumored to be caused by both men’s mutual love interest Rihanna. And it only got worse because W.i.P. sold them alcohol.
E! News reported that sources connected with W.i.P. countered Parker’s accusations of engineering the fight to make money. They said that Drake and Chris Brown did not have previous histories of violence (well, at least not towards other men, given Brown’s infamous beating of Rihanna). So the fight that ensued two weeks ago came out of the blue for the club’s staff.
In addition, the W.i.P. sources said that “Chris Brown and Drake are not Biggie and Tupac,” the last two, late rappers being known for their bloody feud.
E! News further reported that W.i.P. refuted the claim of Tony Parker that the club was way understaffed on June 15. The E! News sources stated that 15 security guards were on duty during the night of the brawl.
So far, no charges have been filed relating to the brawl between Chris Brown and Drake. W.i.P. remained closed for the meantime while the NYPD investigated the matter.
June 26th, 2012 by edsel
NBA star Tony Parker was recovering in Paris from emergency eye surgery to repair the corneal laceration he suffered in a bar brawl between Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City nightclub two weeks ago.
In an exclusive statement from Parker’s attorney Elizabeth Eilender, E! News reported that Parker is supposed to play for his home country of France in the London Olympics next month. “We hope and expect he will be able to play,” Eilender stated, “But that is between him and his doctor.”
Attorney Eilender also said that Tony Parker would not be giving any interviews about the $20 million lawsuit he filed yesterday against the W.i.P. club. (NYPD shut down the club two days after the June 15 brawl.) Eilender herself was of the opinion that even her teenage daughter “could have predicted” that the club courted trouble by allowing Chris Brown and Drake into the same premise.
“This area of the annexed club,” according to Elizabeth Eilender, “Was supposed to be even more exclusive. So,” she continued, if the W.i.P. club touted that area to be an exclusive club experience, then it should have also assigned more security to it.
“You would think they would expect a higher level of security and discretion,” she accused the owners of the W.i.P. club, “In letting Chris Brown and Drake” into the same area.
E! News reported that the negligence lawsuit of Tony Parker accused the W.i.P. club of “sitting persons known to be hostile to each other at the same time.” The reason for the controversial move -as well ”in serving liquor to intoxicated persons after they were obviously intoxicated”- ”in order to generate funds for themselves.”
The negligence lawsuit of Tony Parker also stated that the building housed another club, Greenhouse, that was known to be a “public nuisance” due to having previously hosted violent incidents. W.i.P. was in the basement of the larger venue; the smaller club had earlier been denied a liquor license.
In addition, Parker’s lawsuit believed that W.i.P. was specifically located in Greenhouse’s basement so that it could obtain a liquor license through the technicality of being an additional bar of Greenhouse.
E! News reported that the NYPD closed both Greenhouse and W.i.P. for the time being.
Attorney Elizabeth Eilender was not convinced of W.i.P.’s claims of being “shocked, positively shocked” when Chris Brown and Drake “broke out into a fight over this girl.”
The lawyer of Tony Parker referred to rumors that the fight between Chris Brown and Drake started over Rihanna, who had been romantically involved with both rappers at one time or another.
“Come on,” she urged E! News. “It’s silly. My teenage daughter,” Elizabeth Eilender scoffed, “Could have predicted this.”
A rep for Chris Brown called the brawl a “brutal attack.” E! News earlier reported that the ‘Birthday Cake’ rapper and his crew would fully cooperate with the authorities. For his part, Drake denied any involvement, and his rep claimed that his client was already leaving the club when the brawl began.
June 25th, 2012 by edsel
Tony Parker aimed to score $20 million in the lawsuit he filed against the W.i.P. nightclub this Thursday for allowing Chris Brown and Drake to start a massive brawl last week.
According to Gossip Cop, the San Antonio Spurs star and potential French Olympian was one of the people injured by broken glass during the melee between Brown, Drake, and company.
In his lawsuit, Tony Parker alleged that the operators of the New York City-based W.i.P. nightclub “were reckless, careless and negligent” because they granted entry to the entourages of Chris Brown and Drake “despite known tension between the two.”
In a press conference with French media men last Friday, Parker confirmed that broken glass hit him in the eye during the crossfire. “They started to throw bottles about,” he said of Brown and Drake, and added that “I got it all.”
Gossip Cop earlier reported that Tony Parker initially expected to be able to join France’s Olympic team this week. However, the New York Post reported that the condition of his injured got so bad that he had to be rushed to the emergency room. That forced the NBA baller to miss a week of practice, which may cost him a much-anticipated shot at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Chris Brown and Drake have both denied being responsible for the fight. Tony Parker did not name either rapper as defendants in his suit against W.i.P. nightclub.
June 22nd, 2012 by edsel
Lil Wayne wanted his boy Drake to end his beef with Chris Brown so that everyone can go back to what was important: Making money.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, Weezy and his Young Money label -of which Drake is a member of-, have been quietly urging the ‘Take Care’ rapper to put the feud with Brown to bed. Lil Wayne reportedly sensed that the publicity from Drake’s brawl with Chris Brown was bad even in the notoriously violent rap music business.
Sources claimed that Drake received calls from Lil Wayne, Weezy’s mentor Birdman, Mack Maine, and other members of Young Money. They all urged Drake to extend an olive branch to Brown.
The Hollywood Gossip noted that several Young Money members -including Lil Wayne- had previously cooperated with Chris Brown to make songs. Apparently, those members felt that profitable peace was best. After all, Brown got the worst of the exchange while Drake got away unscathed.
However, Drake reportedly refused to contact Chris Brown until he was sure the hotheaded Brown didn’t blame him for the melee.
The Hollywood Gossip reported that Brown’s lawyer accused Drake of being an aggressor in a melee that caused significant damage and several injuries. Drake denied that claim, which was corroborated by Meek Mill, the other rapper involved in the fracas with Chris Brown.
Young Money boss man Lil Wayne assured Drake that he got his back. However, “making money matters most” to Weezy, and he would like to get back to making profits instead of throwing bottles and accusations.
Lil Wayne himself had been involved in several altercations, including one back in May where one of his posse hit a fan in the back of the head with a skateboard. His stance as the voice of reason in the beef between Drake and Chris Brown underlined the importance of the matter.
June 21st, 2012 by edsel
Drake allegedly aimed a dig at Grammy Awards winner Rihanna during the music video of the 2 Chainz song ‘No Lie.’
The Huffington Post reported that rapper Drake appeared as the featured artist on his friend’s music video. In a black-and-white video, Drake and 2 Chainz rap while the prerequisite scantily-clad women undergo lie detector tests and get paint dripped on them for their troubles.
The ‘No Lie’ video was released as Drake continues to deal with the fallout from a New York City nightclub brawl with Chris Brown last week. The fight saw bottles flying all over the W.i.P. nightclub. Eight bodyguards and innocent bystanders were injured; at least one of them will being suing the rappers and nightclub.
According to The Huffington Post, the fight between Drake and Chris Brown was reportedly over equally controversial hip-hop artist Rihanna. Both Drizzy and Breezy have dated Rihanna.
This was, the lines that Drake drawls out for 2 Chainz included a diss apparently aimed at Rihanna. He mentioned a “whats her name” in the song that was implied to be Rihanna.
“Chances are if she was actin up,” Drake claimed in the 2 Chainz song, “Then I f—-d her once and never f—-d again.”
Drizzy continued to hammer “whats her name” by claiming that “She could have a Grammy” yet “I still treat her ass like a nominee.” Drake also alleged that he slept with “whats her name” because he “Just need to know what that p—y like so one time is fine with me.”
Rihanna had won five Grammys out of a total of 17 nominations. (Chris Brown won Grammys, too, but let’s leave it at that.)
‘No Lie’ was the lead single of the upcoming 2 Chainz album ‘Based On a T.R.U. Story.’ The song -which featured Drake- was also the first Song of the Summer contestant for the rap genre.
June 20th, 2012 by edsel
Drake told fans that he was “really too drunk to give a f–k” about his entourage’s recent bottle-throwing brawl with Chris Brown and company last Thursday.
The Inquisitr reported that the 25-year-old ‘Headlines’ rapper was performing at Jones Beach in Long Island, New York on Saturday evening. Drake decided to open up about the recent brawl at the W.i.P. nightclub in New York City, which ended with eight people injured, significant property damage, and an ongoing investigation by the NYPD.
“When I woke up this morning,” Drizzy told the crowd as reported by the New York Daily News, “I had to think about a lot of things. But the only thing I gave a f–k about,” Drake claimed, “Was that I was in New York City tonight.”
According to Drake, “It’s last call and you’re really too drunk to give a f–k.”
Later on, Drake again tackled the brawl with Chris Brown. “A n—er in the corner is standing there looking at you funny,” he told his audience. “You bump elbows with him on the way to the bathroom,” Drake said, “But really there’s only one n—er that you got to think about.”
The Huffington Post reported that it was the first time Drake himself had directly discussed the bar brawl with Chris Brown. His rep released a statement last week that declared “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night” at the W.i.P. nightclub.
According to the statement of his rep, Drake already leaving when bottles began flying. “He did not engage in any activity,” his rep stated, “Which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
The NYPD has closed the W.i.P. nightclub due to numerous earlier violations. At least one injured bystander has expressed her intention to sue the club- and Drake and/or Chris Brown if they did have a hand in the fight.