Drake and Chris Brown don't seem to get along. (That may be an understatement.) And their feud could cost them both $16 million.
The New York City nightclub that involuntarily hosted the most star-studded bar brawl in recent history is not pleased about the negative publicity -- or all the lawsuits -- it brought. So, this week Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. filed a lawsuit against the two R&B musicians with the Manhattan Civil Supreme Court. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit is seeking payment for a tarnished reputation and a ruined plan for brand expansion across the United States.
Jon Bakhshi, the owner of W.i.P.'s sister nightclub Greenhouse, is leading the charge that accuses Drake and Brown of ordering their entourages to throw "highball glasses laden with alcohol" and fashion "the handles of bottles of spirits" into "makeshift knives."
Bakhshi also insists that Entertainment Enterprises lost out on $4 million when a business partner deemed them "worthless" because of the association with "the kind of violent, life-threatening riot engaged in" by Brown and Drake.
Both Greenhouse and W.i.P., located in the same building, had to shut down temporarily after the incident on June 14. They were able to reopen only after paying a fine and hiring more security.
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Tensions between singer Rihanna's two former flames have been high ever since the fight, though they've been quiet about the whole thing. No charges have been filed against either musician, and no, they're not taking it into the boxing ring. Most likely, they wish it would just go away. Could this lawsuit be the common enemy that finally mends the hostility between Drake and Brown?
We don't know about you, but this has Hollywood buddy flick written all over it. Here's to "Breezy and Drizzy: Swagga in the Court!" coming to a theatre near you in summer 2014.