That June 14th bottle-throwing brawl at New York nightclub W.I.P. continues to bring Drake bad press. Chris Brown’s bodyguard, Patrick Strickland has filed a suit against Drake and W.I.P. after suffering a severe head injury due to the melee.
Strickland was hit in the head with a bottle and suffered “severe and disfiguring injuries to his face, head and eyes,” according to the suit.
The 43 year old Strickland believes the club’s culpability lies in the way it arranged the seating of the two rival crews. According to the lawsuit, the two crews being so close in the VIP section created ”a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a mass altercation would occur.”
The lawsuit also states that the scuffle occurred after Chris Brown received a note from Drake which read “I am f*cking the love of your life” in reference to Drake’s on-again-off-again relationship with Rihanna. The note led to an verbal altercation between members of the disagreeing crews and mayhem ensued shortly thereafter.
Strickland is suing Drake and W.I.P. for an unspecified amount of damages.
Over the last 8 months it has been hard to properly gauge its momentum. In August of 2012, three months following the brawl, sources from Brown’s camp reportedly stated Brown has moved on from the issue. However, on a recent remix of Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P.” Brown seemingly reignited the feud by stating “If you started from the bottom, why don’t you come out the closet?”