Posted in hiphop | music on June 19, 2012

Drake at Jones Beach - 6/16/12 (via Draii Rynell)
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Drake brought his tour with J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka, Meek Mill and French Montana to the NYC area last week for shows at PNC Bank Arts Center (6/12) and Jones Beach (6/16) (and Saratoga, NY show in between - hope you didn't try to get in with your fake ID). The openers on that tour were all in the NYC area earlier this month for Summer Jam, where Drake's Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj cancelled her headlining performance.

In between the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach shows, Drake stopped by NYC club W.i.P. at Greenhouse on Wednesday (6/13), where he allegedly got in a fight with Chris Brown over Rihanna, who both singers/rappers have dated. TMZ reports that bottles were thrown, at least 5 people were injured, and the club was left severely damaged. When the NYPD arrived, Chris and Drake had both already left the scene. You may have noticed cover stories the other day on papers like the NY Post. New "victims" are still coming forward (ready to sue).

Meek Mill, who was on tour with Drake, was there too and spoke to XXL about the incident. He said, "Things just happen in the club. I seen girls in there throwing bottles, all types of shit. All types of people. I never seen Chris Brown or Drake throw a bottle and I was there." And when asked if he himself threw a bottle, he responded, "Fuck no."

Game was not there for the fight, but he has collaborated with both Drake and Chris Brown on his 2011 album, The R.E.D. Album, and commented on the fight in an interview with BET:

"That's not a cool beef. They both can stop it now and go about they way, go they separate ways and get they money," he said, adding "If them niggas is rappers, I'm encouraging that shit. But if one of those niggas is an R&B nigga, then y'all need to cut that out. We need some songs to fuck to."
NY Post reports that Drake's reps are insisting he did nothing wrong and Drake is refusing to speak to the NYPD. Wall Street Journal also now reports that the club has been shut down by the police.

Meanwhile, at Drake's Jones Beach show on Saturday (6/16), he brought out a number of guests including a Dipset reunion, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, and more. Regarding the Dipset reunion, FADER writes, "The evening's biggest surprise was a four-song Dipset reunion, with Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Cam'ron emerging one track at a time to join forces on "' Really Mean It' and 'Salute.'" Check out videos of Drake and his guests below.

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Watch 2 Chainz' new video "No Lie" ft. Drake at YouTube.

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Comments (13)

WHY?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 5:59 PM

lulz

“Our goal is not to permanently affect the teenager’s future, but instead to make this a learning experience. What we are looking for is some community service, an alcohol awareness course, and an awareness of the dangers of possessing a fake ID and underage drinking,” said District Attorney James Murphy in a statement. “They will also have to deal with the long term consequences of having provided their own information over the internet to a company that will likely sell their real identity at least 7 times before they get the fake ID in the mail. One wonders if the beer is really worth it.”

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 6:00 PM

Black people....actin' up since 1619.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 6:17 PM

we need some songs to fuck to

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 7:05 PM

Wow, it's not like Chris Brown to pick a fight with someone who isn't a member of the opposite sex!

Posted by Talcum X | June 19, 2012 7:32 PM

Yo the Game is so stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:05 PM

How is this a Dipset "reunion"? They got back together 2 years ago. This isnt new.

And The Game's logic is beyond dumb: It's OK to throw bottles if they were both rappers, but not if there's an R&B singer involved. How embarrassing. And Drake is R&B, I dont care what anyone says. He cant sing though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:32 PM

Why is this on BV? You may as well report on Katy Perry and Britney Spears! WTF does this have to do with indie rock?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:03 PM

I remember one night at L.I.T. when the keyboard player from vampire weekend through a container of hummus at the dude from animal collective.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:25 PM

rumor has it that the altercation between Chris Brown and Drake started when a member of Drake's entourage threw a container of grape soda at CB's people.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:43 PM

Am I the only person who thinks this, that Drake looks like a Hippopotamus? He has that large head and tiny little Hippopotamus ears. Plus he get points for being an ass douche since he incorporated Sprite into one of his songs in a non-creative non-flowing way just to do the endorsement.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:01 AM

"Wow, it's not like Chris Brown to pick a fight with someone who isn't a member of the opposite sex!"

He's looking for more variety this time.

- Malcolm F

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:07 AM

I like it.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 7:50 PM

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