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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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46.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Is it just me, or does it looked like this fool has a pretty practiced grip on that bottle of overpriced champagne.
YO Chris, give that stiff one a good rubdown, OK?

830 days ago
47.

pimpc    

Did you see the size of her forhead??? Damn smokey!!!

830 days ago
48.

Quinn    

Like Lil Wayne, these scrawny guys get all tatted trying to compensate for being ants. Must suck to bodyguard for this trash talking shrimp knowing the only reason you do it is for the money. How can you have respect for Chris Brown?

830 days ago
49.

renae    

Doubtful that the other 3 rappers "stood up " for Drake. That VIP section is tiny and really doesn't have any barriers so people would be in close proximity, so when the shoving started there would just be mayhem, no side vs other side. Jules Santana and Chris Brown don't seem to have beef (have done a few songs together) and Meek Mill and Chris Brown just were tweeting each other yesterday saying they had no beef. We're are you getting your info?

And if the picture is any indication doesn't seem to jive with talk of gang sign flashing and screaming.

830 days ago
50.

Spike N LB    

That's a night club? Looks more like somebodys basement. Who knew the ghetto party's in such ghetto clubs, no wonder no body cared if a fight started, nothing to break in that trash bin. Like to see them start it up in one of the clubs in Vegas, they were never be allowed back in the hotel/club again.

830 days ago
51.

Throwback kid    

No wonder he needs bodyguards to fight for him, he has the body of a 16 year old. He should spend less time on twitter and more in a gym. Every brotha I know thinks Brown is soft and can't handle his business like a man, grow up punk

830 days ago
52.

brent    

I love how skinny ass ******s think their bad asses... Only person Chris Brown hurt is women.

830 days ago
53.

Tricia    

Funny. Is that guy to the left rolling something?

830 days ago
54.

MP    

That guy is so nasty looking. I really can't believe there are women out there who find him attractive.

830 days ago
55.

Javadude54    

This is why we need more prisons.

830 days ago
56.

tdub    

When will america learn that blacks contribute zero to our society. They are far inferior mentally so they need to make it up physically. Blacks nggrs make up 12 percent of the population in America but they make up 60 percent of the prison population

830 days ago
57.

small asian penis    

This is clearly a health code violation.

830 days ago
58.

I love anarchy     

Thats one of the gayest things i have ever seen! You go girl!

830 days ago
59.

charlie partana    

i would expect nothing less from these animals
btw...they aint tupac and biggie. those guys actually had swagger and made real hip hop music. these guys suck!

830 days ago
60.

manbearpig    

if you took all the people in that picture and added their collective IQ's together, it would be about 4

830 days ago
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