Hours before using his chin to play catch-and-release with a champagne bottle Chris Brown inside of a New York City club showed off his graffiti skills to Fuse TV for an upcoming special.
More details have surfaced from his bottle-flying night out, including pictures of the 24-year-old tourist who was struck in the head during the melee and Drake’s denial of participating in the ratchet javelin throw.
10:15 AM PT — A witness who was inside the club tells TMZ … Chris Brown did NOT send any bottles over to Drake’s table, despite several reports to the contrary.
We’re told both Brown and Drake had been hanging out in the VIP section … when Drake began pointing and yelling at Brown.
Brown began yelling back … and that’s when members of both entourages rushed in and began shoving each other.
With tensions running high, someone threw a bottle — which set the whole thing off … and the shoving turned to punches.
We’re told club security rushed in to break up the fight … and called police for backup. Brown and Drake left the scene by the time cops showed up … but several members of their entourages remained at the club. Multiple members of both crews required medical assistance.
We’re told the club suffered some serious damage in the fight — including busted up tables, broken mirrors, shattered lighting and glass scratches all over the floors.
Chris Brown sustained a nasty gash on his chin — apparently a wound from a bottle attack — after his entourage allegedly clashed with Drake’s crew in a NYC nightclub brawl.
TMZ has confirmed with the NYPD that the two singers’ crews got into a fight at WIP nightclub — 5 people were injured in the melee.
NYPD arrived on the scene after receiving a call between 4 and 5am. Chris and Drake were not present when cops arrived.
We’re told there were no critical injuries … just bumps, bruises and lacerations. No arrests were made.
After the fight, Brown tweeted a photo of his injury … along with the message, “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol… Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!.”
The photo and the message have since been removed from Brown’s Twitter page.
There are reports the two started throwing blows (and bottles!) over Chris’ ex girlfriend, Rihanna, who Drake is rumored to have hooked up with.
A few hours before the brawl, TMZ shot footage of Drake leaving the London hotel … surrounded by some diesel-sized hired muscle. No word if they were involved in the bar fight, but wow … that would be scary.
Drake is adamant … he is not responsible for the bloody gash on Chris Brown’s face … 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.
Our sources would NOT say what specifically they were arguing about — partly out of fear that someone will get hurt. But we are told the argument was NOT over Rihanna.
One source says Chris was hurt when Meek Mill hit him with a bottle.
A rep for Drake tells TMZ … “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”
The rep adds, “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
An innocent female clubgoer was gushing blood last night … after she was struck by a flying bottle in the middle of the Chris Brown nightclub brawl … TMZ has learned.
TMZ spoke with Hollie C. — a 24-year-old Australian tourist who went to club W.i.P. Wednesday night with some friends.
Hollie tells us she was hanging out and having a good time when the brawl exploded between Brown’s entourage and Drake’s entourage.
Hollie tells us, “Within a few moments of noticing glass being thrown around, I saw a glass bottle headed towards me; consequently hitting me in the head.”
“I immediately started to bleed and proceeded to fall in and out of consciousness.”
Hollie says … in the midst of the chaos, she was transported to a local hospital by herself where she received 16 stitches to close up the bloody gash. She also received a tetanus shot.
Hollie was released from the hospital early this morning … and has since filed a police report … but tells us, “I had to take the subway home with no money or jacket. Nobody would even sit beside me. My friends were so scared because they did not know where I was.”