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.
May 18th, 2012 by edsel
After Suge Knight recently proclaimed that Tupac Shakur was homophobic, the family of the late singer spoke up on the matter, saying that Tupac was “great friends” with gay designer Gianni Versace.
According to TMZ, Suge Knight recently embarked on a media blitz with multiple radio stations. The former CEO of Death Row Records claimed at each of those radio stations that Tupac Shakur ended a professional relationship with hip hop star Dr. Dre because Tupac believed Dre to be gay.
Suge Knight then followed up this claim by alleging that this was a motive for Dr. Dre to supposedly murder Tupac.
However, TMZ was informed by sources close to the estate of Tupac Shakur that his family called Knight’s accusations to be “totally false.” Shakur’s family point to Tupac’s close friendship with the famous- and openly gay- designer Gianni Versace.
In fact, according to his family, Tupac participated in a Versace fashion show in Italy back in 1996 -the same year he was murdered- and even modeled a suit designed by Gianni Versace himself.
Suge Knight himself had been alleged by some to have been the murderer of Tupac Shakur, as he was the one who drove Tupac on the night of the rapper’s murder. Knight has earlier alleged that Tupac is not dead, merely in hiding.