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UPDATED 3:40 p.m. EDT: Drake is "adamant" that he was not responsible for the bloody gash on Chris Brown's face, TMZ reports, "claiming he was simply leaving the nightclub when the brawl broke out … but sources tell us, the fight started after Chris Brown and a rapper at Drake's table started trash talking each other. The rapper hanging with Drake — Meek Mill — was screaming at Chris and Chris was giving it right back to Meek Mill. One of Chris' lieutenants was also involved in the screaming match."


Last night brought us the latest dramatic bottle-throwing episode of Basketball Wives … Wait, scratch that and make it Chris Brown and Drake at the Club — the real-life version.

According to TMZ, the New York City Police Department has confirmed that the two got into a fight at W.I.P. nightclub, where bottles were allegedly thrown and Brown ended up with a bloody gash on his chin. They have pictures of the aftermath, too.

Of course, everyone's guessing that it's all part of their beef over Rihanna. We wonder how the singer feels about being associated with this hot mess of a story. From MTV News:

Drake and Brown have been the subject of rumors, particularly in recent months, as buzz built that the two were fighting over Rihanna. Brown's long-term relationship with the Bajan singer imploded after he assaulted her in 2009, but they continued to be linked to each other. Drake has spoken in song about his own fleeting romantic encounter with Rihanna; the pair were spotted out together during Memorial Day weekend in Miami.

Five people were injured in last night's brawl, before the New York City Police Department were called in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m. TMZ reported that Brown and Drake were not at the club when police arrived; no arrests were made.


Read more at MTV News.