NYC Nightclub Where Chris Brown, Drake Fought Closed By NYPD

Celebrity News Jun. 17, 2012 AT 11:30AM
Chris Brown onstage at the GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California; Drake attends the launch of Google Music  on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Chris Brown onstage at the GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California; Drake attends the launch of Google Music on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; David Livingston/Getty Images

Three days after Chris Brown and Drake's entourages got into a violent brawl at New York City's W.i.P. nightclub, the New York City Police Department temporarily shuttered the SoHo area venue for code violations.

Closing the club's doors Saturday, law enforcement officials declined to elaborate to the Associated Press on exactly why the venue was being shut down.

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In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Brown, 23, and Drake, 25, were both at the downtown city hotspot when a massive fight broke out between the two stars' entourages. "It was a huge fight," an eyewitness at W.i.P. confirmed.

Although the "Take Care" singer seemed "irked" by Brown, he exited the club without exchanging words with Brown. "Chris and Drake never got in each other's faces," the observer said, explaining that another bystander threw a bottle at Brown -- leading to his injuries, which included a gash on his chin.

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"It was entourage versus entourage, never Drake versus Chris." Five people were treated for minor injuries as a result of the brawl, including San Antonio Spurs basketball player Tony Parker, who sustained a scratched retina.

Though the two musicians reportedly did not speak at W.i.P., many have speculated that Thursday's incident began in part because of their mutual ties to Rihanna, 24.

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The "We Found Love" singer has been secretly hooking up with volatile ex Brown for about a year -- and is "good friends" with Drake, collaborating with him on the song and video for "Take Care."

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