By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Chris Brown got at least eight stitches to sew up a nasty gash on his chin as a result of the nightclub brawl that Drake instigated in the early morning hours Thursday in New York, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
A physical fight subsequently broke out between Drake and Chris' entourages, with friends, bodyguards and innocent bystanders left bloodied and hurt. As evidenced by the exclusive photos obtained by RadarOnline.com, the club was virtually destroyed in the wake of the brawl. "There was blood all over," an eyewitness said. "Both of their entourages got involved and it all got really out of control really fast. The club was unrecognizable afterwards!"
The Grammy award winning singer got "eight stitches as a result of the bottle that was thrown at him by Drake, as several eyewitnesses told the NYPD. Chris is going to be OK, and he had to get a tetanus shot as well. His bodyguard Big Pat suffered a nasty gash to his head, and got at least 20 stitches and a tetanus shot. Chris' girlfriend, Karreuche Tran, had some glass fragments removed from minor cuts she sustained as a result of the melee. All three of them were bloodied, and looked like they had been through a war zone. They are truly lucky that they weren't seriously injured. Chris was very smart to just get out of there as quickly as possible. Chris made sure that Karreuche got at before he did, and she left before he did, with several members of his entourage. Big Pat didn't let Chris out of his sight as they exited the club," a source close to the situation tells us.
According to reports, Chris sent cognac over to Drake's table before the fight started. Drake allegedly returned the bottle of cognac along with a note to Chris that said, "I am f*cking the love of your life," referring to Rihanna, who dated both singers. Brown kept the note, and gave it to his lawyer, Mark Geragos, who promptly turned it over to the NYPD. "The NYPD are in possession of the note," a source close to the situation told us. Shortly after the note was sent, Drake's entourage approached Brown's table in the VIP area, "and things escalated very quickly, and within seconds, bottles and fists were flying," the insider says.
Brown is currently on felony probation after assaulting then-girlfriend, Rihanna three years ago.