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The police investigation into just what took place at New York’s W.i.P. club Thursday between singers Drake and Chris Brown continues as they try to figure out what happened. Although Drake’s rep has denied that he was involved in the fight and eyewitnesses stressed that it was someone else who threw the bottle that caused the fight to go out of control, police will reportedly arrest him.
The New York Times reports that the investigation is still ongoing as of Friday. The fight between Brown, Drake and their entourages resulted in five people getting injured. Brown had a giant cut along his chin from the bottle and tweeted a picture of the injury, which has since been removed. His girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, suffered a concussion and one of his bodyguards head was sliced open. An Australian tourist was also injured and needed 16 stitches in her scalp.
The Associated Press is also reporting that San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker claims that he was injured in the melee. Parker, who has joined the French basketball team in Paris to prepare for the Olympics, told the press that he won’t be able to play for a week. He said he is wearing a “therapeutic” contact lens and went to an emergency room once he arrived in Paris on Friday. “I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I'll be missing the start of the French team because I can't do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops,” he said.
Another twist in the story occurred on Saturday when sources told The New York Post that NYPD plans on arresting Drake and charging him with reckless endangerment for his role in the fight. Although early reports suggested that Drake did punch Brown first, eyewitnesses have said that another person threw the bottle at Brown that caused the mayhem to explode.
In addition, Drake’s rep says that he left before the fight even broke out.
Reports are still unclear about just what happened to start the fight. One suggests that the night had started out OK until Brown spotted Drake in W.i.P.’s VIP room and sent him a bottle of champagne as a peace offering. The two have not been on good terms since Rihanna cheated on Brown with Drake and Brown later assaulted Rihanna in 2009. Drake rejected the bottle and sent a note to Brown, which ticked him off and he approached Drake. Then the fight exploded.
According to the Times, Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos has denied that Brown sent the bottle and called his client “the victim.” “There was no note. There was no bottle of Champagne sent over...Clearly this was orchestrated by Drake.”
Brown has spoken to police, but Drake has not.
Meanwhile, the W.i.P. club is still open for business.