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Drake

Don't Blame Me for

Your Club's CRAPPY Rep!

12/23/2012 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1221_drake_getty_articleJust because Drake was present during a bloody nightclub brawl in NYC ... does NOT mean he should be blamed for the backlash of bad press directed at the club next door ... this according to new legal docs.

As TMZ previously reported ... Drake was sued by Entertainment Enterprises for $16 million. EE claimed its rep took a HUGE dive after that crazy fight (which also involved Chris Brown) at W.i.P nightclub back in June.

FYI -- EE does NOT own W.i.P, but has a HUGE financial stake in another nightclub (called Greenhouse) located in the same building ... and says it lost millions due to the bad press.

Now Drake is firing back  ... arguing he CAN'T be held responsible for how the media portrayed either club in the news -- and claims Greenhouse's rep was in the toilet looooooong before he set foot through the door.

Specifically, the rapper says the NY Times has described the club as having "a history of violence and other problems."

Not only that, he says the club was almost shut down back in 2011 by the NYPD ... and had its liquor license previously suspended due to "a string of violent incidents."

Drake is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

44 COMMENTS

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16.

Gretel    

Is he a rapper? He looks like some suburban rich kid with the perfect teeth and styled brows. He just doesn't look to me like he was ever anywhere near the 'hood.

668 days ago
17.

SeeSomethingSaySomething    

Dismiss with prejudice, I should hope. Even I think this one is a stretch.

668 days ago
18.

Retail Queen    

Before ya comment does anybody read the article?? The club where the brawl happened is not suing Drake.... the club next door is. The club is claiming because it happened in the same building they list a major fortune due to the bad press from next door. I call BS on this one.

668 days ago
19.

blackbutterfly    

I can not stand DRAKE!

668 days ago
20.

Svielma    

He's Fine! He'll get out of it

668 days ago
21.

Danielle123    

Just read that it's not the same club which makes the claims even more ridiculous. Hopefully the judge throws that out.

668 days ago
22.

YouDontSay    

So the club next door to where the brawl happened? What? Stake in a club called Greenhouse?My mind is well..just look at the cute boy on Santa's lap..that's it.

668 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

so by drakes logic.if a neighborhood has a rep of being bad.and he starts shooting on a day i go through there and i get shot.it isnt his fault because the neighborhood already had a bad rep? what a dumb ass.rather or not it had a bad rep to begin with isnt the issue here.the issue here is that him and thug brown made the rep worse with their violent crap.

667 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

also what club doesnt have violence?: people get drunk in clubs with their gfs and bfs around meaning others talk to them thus fights break out.clubs or beer joints are not the places to hang out and drink.just get up with some friends and chill at the house have a few beers.

667 days ago
25.

just because    

what does harvey levin think about drake being jewish

667 days ago
26.

still2easy    

LOOSER

667 days ago
27.

drakeswifey    

Sexy ass! Stand your ground baby!xo

642 days ago
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