Brown, Drake 'brawl' investigated
A reported bar brawl involving US hip-hop stars Drake and Chris Brown and their entourages which left five people injured is being probed by police in New York City.
Chris later tweeted a photo of himself with a cut chin, which he went on to remove along with other messages about the incident.
A spokesman for Chris released a statement saying the star, his girlfriend and friends were the victims of a "brutal attack".
At least five people were injured during the fight at the club W.i.P. (Work in Progress) in Manhattan's SoHo area, said police. A 25-year-old man suffered a serious cut to the head, while two other men and two women suffered minor cuts. At least three were taken to hospital.
Police are looking at surveillance footage and talking to patrons who witnessed the melee. No arrests have been made and no complaints filed.
"Chris and his party are co-operating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further," his representatives wrote in a statement.
A representative for Drake said the star was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. "He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property," according to the written statement.
Neither star was on the scene when police arrived at around 4am. Both Chris and Drake have at one time dated Rihanna but it is not known what prompted the fight. She performed on Drake's hit, Take Care.
Chris had a violent relationship with the Umbrella singer and is still on supervised probation for attacking her on the eve of the 2009 Grammy awards, leaving her with a split lip, a black eye and other injuries.