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Chris Brown

TOPLESS BALLIN'

Before Brawl with Drake

6/15/2012 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained a photo of Chris Brown inside a NYC nightclub, taken seconds before he got clocked with a champagne bottle in a brawl with Drake's posse -- and he looks totally oblivious to the violence about to erupt.

In the photo, Chris is shirtless and holding a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne … surrounded by fans, friends -- and his bodyguard, Big Pat, who ended up hospitalized with a massive gash to his forehead after the brawl broke out in W.i.P. Nightclub early Thursday.

According to several eyewitnesses, Drake and Chris had been jawing at each other leading up to the brawl -- still, Chris doesn't look the least bit concerned in the photo.

We also obtained pics of Drake -- taken minutes earlier -- and rapper Juelz Santana is already standing next to him. We're told Juelz, Meek Mill, and Trav B all stepped up for Drake … and eventually tussled with Chris and his crew.

As TMZ first reported, NYPD officers have spoken to Chris, Drake and their attorneys. Neither has been named a suspect in the beatdown.

Last night, Rihanna hit the club scene in NYC -- but when she was asked about the Drake vs. Chris Brown brawl ... she bobbed and weaved like a prize fighter.

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ohboy    

LOL at the guy flossing his teeth in the back left of the photo

771 days ago
2.

parlayer    

Lawyer fees and lay suit will be where the money goes i/e tattoo money will be gone you Ugly F__k

771 days ago
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cass    

How many fk'n stories about this have to be on the front page?

This is ridiculous.

771 days ago
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dkkob1410    

sue the morans, all of them, harvey, take the case

771 days ago
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Marilyn    

Put him on a chain gang doing hard labor!

771 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

So basically, what you're saying is this fool Chris Brown and his "crew" got PUNKED !!! Look at him, what kind of club lets their patrons go around with their shirt off? A real tool.
You know, I used to have no respect for Drake. But putting some glass tothe head of a woman beater? Bravo SIr.

771 days ago
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Jdawg    

I think Brown and Drake are in a lovers quarrel. Always thought they were doing the down low.

771 days ago
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lola_uk    

Notice all the "innocent" white girls in the photos? They know what they're getting themselves into. you hang out with thugs, you just might get hurt. #golddiggers

771 days ago
9.

Jen    

Enough of these bitches already.

771 days ago
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joethaplumber    

Meek is out on probation and Drake is in the country on a passport visa!!!

Chris should snitch on both of them and let the chips fall where they may.

THIS IS CHESS NOT CHECKERS!!!

STOP SNITCHING IS ABOUT YOUR OWN CREW WHEN YOU ARE IN MOB!!!

771 days ago
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Jay W.     

What a fine group of people....

771 days ago
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jdritsch    

What a little sh*t

771 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

lol its funny cause he got his shirt off like he is a bad ass.him and drake talking **** to each other being "hard" then when the **** goes down both hall ass and leave.also look at those disgrace white whores all up on the ******s

771 days ago
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Glynn    

Chirs Brown is a punk ass tool.

771 days ago
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KayQueen    

Girl sue! Sue everybody! Get both sides, get ur stitches paid for, chick .. And what about this club .. Where was their security and why did they let this get that far? Are they going for damages? I guess we shall see, tmz keeps it top news, but I have no doubt this about to get real legal ... They need to end the beef, ridiculous .. Didn't we learn anything from Biggie and Tupac .. Music industry violent beefs .. That ain't cute!

771 days ago
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