June 18th, 2012 by edsel
An eyewitness claimed that rapper Drake was “pissed” with Chris Brown shortly before an “unknown provocation” kicked off a bottle-throwing fight between their entourages that injured Brown and one of his bodyguards.
Gossip Cop gained exclusive on-the-scene details from eyewitness Man-E Jay, a stylist who was in the room when the fight took place early Thursday. According to Jay, the fight between Brown and Drake took place at approximately 3:50 a.m. at W.i.P., a nightclub in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
In addition to Chris Brown and Drake, Mary J. Blije, Ne-Yo, and Fabolous were also present. The latter three did not participate in the fight.
Man-E Jay informed Gossip Cop that Drake looked “pissed” and “serious” during the whole night. After an unknown provocation, a member of Drake’s party picked up a bottle and nailed Brown directly in the face with it.
According to Jay, “complete mayhem” ensued. He reported that for a “crazy” 15 seconds or so, the rappers’ entourages -each comprised of about fifteen people — hurled anything handy at the other side.
Several participants got struck during the fighting. Big Pat, a bodyguard who worked for Chris Brown, was badly hurt in the commotion. He took a serious head injury protecting his employer.
Brown himself received a gash on his chin. He tweeted it in a photo that he later deleted.
Man-E Jay told Gossip Cop that Chris Brown and Drake never physically touched each other during the fight. Drake was also supposedly not the one who injured Brown.
Gossip Cop obtained photos that showed Brown and Drake hastily leaving the premises right after the fight. NYPD officers and bouncers later cleared out the other club-goers.
Rumors implied that Chris Brown and Drake had fought over Brown’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who had been romantically linked to Drake. Man-E Jay could not confirm if the rumor was true.
May 17th, 2012 by edsel
In an exclusive scoop by TMZ, Ne-Yo insisted that he didn’t copy the title of his upcoming album from rapper The Game.
“No,” the R&B star told TMZ at Los Angeles International Airport, “I don’t feel like I ripped off The Game’s album.”
According to Ne-Yo, he independently came up with R.E.D. after careful selection of what he felt fitted the best, not because he was trying to piggyback on the success of the rapper’s earlier, similarly-named album.
R.E.D. by The Game debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Ne-Yo isn’t too worried by the accusations. “Until The Game comes up to me and says he has a problem with it,” he adamantly stated, “I don’t care what people think.”
He added that he isn’t the first artist to unknowingly use the title of another artist’s work. “Jay-Z did ‘The Blueprint,’” he pointed out, “And so did KRS-One.”
For his part, The Game is just as cool with the idea. In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, the rapper said he didn’t begrudge the R&B artist using an identical album title.
“I’ve always known Ne-Yo to be a cool dude,” The Game said, “So I’m pretty sure he got his reasoning.”
Perhaps great minds do think alike. Ne-Yo said that R.E.D stood for “Realizing Every Dream,” while The Game derived his R.E.D. from “RE-Dedication.”