R&B singer Chris Brown‘s bodyguard reportedly wants to put his hands around Drake’s wallet and a now-infamous New York City nightclub after suffering multiple injuries from the singers’ publicized brawl last summer.
According to reports, Patrick “Big Pat” Strickland filed a lawsuit against both parties this week in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Strickland, 43, who hails from Queens Village, claims the hot spot, W.i.P., is responsible for the ugly head cut he suffered during the melee because it sat Brown’s entourage and Drake’s crew near each other, even though staffers knew the celebrities were beefing over sultry R&B songstress Rihanna. The seating arrangement created “a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a mass altercation would occur between the two camps,” the suit for an unspecified amount of damages states. (New York Daily News)
Pat also revealed a juicy allegation by claiming Drake sparked tensions after taunting Brown about sleeping with his now-former girlfriend Rihanna.
Moreover, the club over-served Drake and his posse, and had an employee hand Brown a note from Drake that read: “I’m f–king the love of your life,” according to the Strickland suit. The note allegedly led to a “verbal altercation” and that caused a “massive bar brawl that involved bottle throwing, possible gunshots and a general state of riot and disorder,” the suit charges. Strickland was hit in the head and required stitches, reports said at the time. The suit says he endured “severe and disfiguring injuries to his face, head and eyes.” (New York Daily News)
Last week, Brown openly discussed his willingness to continue going at Drake over diss records.
“Man, y’all can’t take me serious, I’m not a rapper,” Chris said in an interview. “Nah, f*ck that, it’s all good. It’s rap, man, it’s hip-hop. It’s not going to escalate. It’s like kiddy rap right now. So as far as what I’m doing — I put my frustrations out in my music ’cause I know ain’t nothin’ finna happen. I say whatever I want. Rebuttals are going to be stupid, I’m not a rapper so you’re going to be stupid rapping back to a singer. But I’m gonna keep coming, n*gga. I don’t care. [laughs] It’s all good.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
The singer also recently talked about never being able to see eye-to-eye with Drizzy.
“For me, I don’t want to talk about legally what’s going on because I don’t know the legal ramifications of it, so I’m just going to let my lawyers handle it. I don’t get involved. Me and him don’t see eye-to-eye. Me and Drake. I just think personally, it’s just people you ain’t going to get along with. I don’t have to keep hashing on the subject — it’s just we’re never going to see eye-to-eye. You go your way, I’ll go mine. [Is it about Rihanna?] Nah. It’s about everything. … [Does Rihanna have a beef with him?] Uhhh, that’s a good question. I don’t really try to talk about him when I’m around her. Nah, I just do my thing. I just lay the pipe. I don’t talk.” (Hot 97)