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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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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Gees, TMZ, how many stories are you going to milk this for?

775 days ago
17.

jason    

hanging in a nightclub shirtless. i mean, really. who are these crazy people?

775 days ago
18.

Ann    

that is one UGLY dude. I don't see what ladies see in him at all.

775 days ago
19.

Bandmom    

What ever happened to "no shoes, NO SHIRT, no service"?

775 days ago
20.

Bagman    

what a tool

775 days ago
21.

NobodySpecial    

Such stupidity. It looks like Drake didn't like BeatHer Brown walking around like he owned the place. Both of them should be banned from the club anyway for making something out of nothing.

775 days ago
22.

Bob    

These black rappers always portray a rich and lavish lifestyle, but you always see them sporting a plain white or black Hanes t-shirt.

775 days ago
23.

Bob    

I bet everyone in this photo voted for Obama!

775 days ago
24.

rhianna    

Love how the guy in the dark blue shirt to the left in the picture is totally rolling ha ha

775 days ago
25.

Truth    

WOW, LOOK AT RIHANNA. LISTEN TO HER SPEAK. HER IQ IS MINUS 10. SUGGESTS BROWN AND DRAKE'S IQ'S ARE MINUS 20. #TRUTH!!

775 days ago
26.

YouDontSay    

You can take the girl from the trailer park but you cant take the trailer park from the girl.

775 days ago
27.

Dani    

Look at those girls, thy look so pathetic. How sad. They have such low self worth that they are excited to be below CB with a champagne bottle in phallus, looking like they'd love to help him stroke it?! Watch out girls, your desperate is showing....

775 days ago
28.

Dani    

They are all pathetic low-life, good for nothing thugs. Andy Rihanna could have been something special, but she chose to be a thug and associate herself with thugs....should be nice looking back on your life with your grandchildren some day....if you live to have children (your lifestyle may not allow for that).

775 days ago
29.

Brian Chapman    

I am so glad I am past the going to club phase in my life. Does those pics look like a good time to anybody? Those people are packed in like sardines to the point that you cannot even move around.

775 days ago
30.

Jen    

His tattoos make him look like he is wearing a lace belly shirt - what a loser.

775 days ago
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