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NYC Club Shut Down After Chris Brown, Drake Brawl

With eight people injured—including NBA star Tony Parker—one lawsuit pending and fans lining up support behind the stars as if waging on a heavyweight championship fight, there’s more fall-out from the bottle-throwing brawl between singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake’s entourage: the Manhattan club in which they fought has been closed.
The NYPD Civil Enforcement Unit padlocked and put “closed” stickers on the entrances of the W.i.P club in SoHo on Saturday night, citing it, according to NBC 4 New York, with violations stemming from last week’s melee and other security and establishment-relation violations that occurred prior to the fight. Police also shuttered the club Greenhouse, an affiliation of W.i.P that is housed in the same building.
The closings came one day after W.i.P club manager Jonathan Cantor was arrested over noise complaints.
Brown, his girlfriend Karrueche Tran, his bodyguard, baller Parker and four others were injured during the fight inside the club, which began, police say, when Drake’s entourage confronted Brown—allegedly in response to an ongoing argument between the entertainers over Rihanna. As heat between the two stars rose, bottles were thrown.
Chris Brown was interviewed by police last week. Police are trying to interview Drake, in New York City for a Saturday night performance at the Theater at Jones Beach, about the bottle-throwing fight.
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