Chris Brown did not throw the first punch in the fight that landed him in jail -- at least that's what an initial draft of the police report stated, and even though it's since been corrected ... the mistake could work in Chris' favor.
Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... the first version of the police report described Chris' bodyguard as the person who threw the punch that broke the alleged victim's nose -- and further states Chris only jumped into the fight afterward.
TMZ has reviewed the initial version of the report and we also obtained a revised copy ... which now states Chris landed the bone-crushing blow.
Chris' attorney could make hay of the mixup, and the correction.
We're also told police videotaped Chris, the bodyguard, the alleged victim, and other witnesses describing who hit whom during the melee. Law enforcement sources say they believe some of the people on tape may be shading the truth or outright lying, so the confusion may be a bonus for Chris.
ARRESTED FOR FELONY ASSAULT
Gay Slur Allegedly Hurled
10/27/2013 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning for FELONY assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... at around 4:30 AM Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street and allegedly punched him once in the face. We're told the alleged victim never threw a punch.
The alleged victim tells TMZ ... he and a friend were hanging out at the W when they saw 2 women about to take a picture with Brown. The victim -- who says he's not a Chris Brown fan -- says he and his buddy photo bombed the 2 women and Chris went nuts, punching him in the face and BREAKING HIS NOSE. He went to the hospital and says he may need surgery as early as tomorrow.
Law enforcement sources and the alleged victim tell TMZ ... before striking the man, Chris said, "I'm not down with that gay s**t, I feel like boxing." After Chris punched the man, the fight was taken to the ground.
Sources connected with Chris tell TMZ ... the alleged victim is full of BS. He was NOT trying to take a pic with Chris ... he was trying to get on Chris' tour bus, and Brown was simply trying to stop a trespass. The sources say before the incident the 2 girls tried to get on the bus but they were stopped, and that's when the victim and his friend made their move.
Law enforcement sources say Chris did not appear to be under the influence of anything.
Chris and his bodyguard -- who was also arrested -- will stay in jail today. Under DC law Brown can't get bail so he'll appear before a magistrate Monday, and until then he'll stay behind bars.
The alleged victim tells TMZ he doesn't understand why Brown was "so homophobic" to hurl such a slur. And get this ... the victim says he would have accepted an apology at the scene, but now he will absolutely press charges -- and he's already hired a lawyer.
Brown is still on probation in the Rihanna beating case and this could be grounds for violating his probation -- which means he could be sentenced to prison for nearly 4 years ... worst case scenario for him.
Before the incident, Chris had been hosting a party (pic below) at the nearby Park and 14th nightclub.
Karrueche just trashed Chris on Twitter ...
I Had a Seizure Because
Everyone's Mean to Me
8/10/2013 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's seizure Friday was triggered by a giant pain in his ass -- aka the media and lawyers.
TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. City Fire Dept. rushed to a recording studio just after 1 AM after someone called 911 and said CB suffered a seizure. When EMT's arrived CB refused treatment.
Chris' rep says the seizure was triggered by "intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
The good news ... the rep says the seizure was nonepileptic -- it's called a NES.
TMZ -- sometimes we trigger seizures.
Drake & Chris Brown
VICTORIOUS in $16 Million
Nightclub Brawl Lawsuit
7/22/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown and Drake now have something else in common besides Rihanna -- a New York judge just ruled they don't owe a CENT to a nightclub they brawled next to last summer, TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Brown and Drake were sued for $16 million by Entertainment Enterprises, the company behind Greenhouse nightclub in NYC.
Greenhouse is adjacent to W.i.P nightclub -- where Chris and Drake's entourages got into a massive bottle-throwing brawl last June -- and EE said their reputation took a massive hit following the ordeal because of its proximity to Greenhouse. EE said the brawl cost them a lot of money.
Drake responded to the lawsuit, saying it wasn't his problem -- because he can't control how the media reported the incident -- and this week, the judge in the case took his side.
The judge said Drake and Chris had no duty to the club to behave -- especially because their brawl didn't even occur on Greenhouse's premises -- and while nightclub brawls are unfortunate, they're not uncommon ... which means EE can't just sue whenever a fight happens.
The lawsuit was tossed out.
To Drake Song
7/3/2013 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The following video of a twerkin' Rihanna will probably upset Chris Brown for two reasons:
1) It's sexy ... and she's reportedly cut him off from tappin' that ass.
2) She's twerkin to a Drake song ... Chris Brown's mortal enemy.
The footage was posted by one of Ri's friends -- showing the pop star gettin' down to A$AP Rocky's song "F**kin' Problems" -- which features Drake.
It seems to be a thinly veiled dig at Chris -- considering he and Drake hate each other so much, they brawled at W.i.P. nightclub in NYC last year.
Still Feuding w/ Chris Brown
'It Could End Really Badly'
6/18/2013 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake claims Chris Brown refuses to bury the hatchet in their long-running and violent feud ... and what's more -- Drake says, "I get a feeling it could end really badly."
Drake had finally broken his silence about his war with Brown to GQ ... even talking about the bloody bar fight that went down inside W.i.P. in NYC last June.
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name," Drake says ... "I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man."
He continues ... "But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down."
Drake says he's "embarrassed" by the media coverage ... saying, "Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there."
And then comes Drake's dark prediction ... saying the feud "distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess."
"If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
Winning NBA Finals
Could Cost Him $20 Mil
6/7/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tony Parker and his fellow San Antonio Spurs are poised to snatch the NBA championship title from the Miami Heat ... but a victory could cost Tony a fortune.
As you know ... the Spurs are up 1-zip in the finals, and the odds are they could win the whole shebang, because let's face it ... the Heat players are a little haggard.
Tony is in the middle of a $20 million lawsuit over the blowout fight between Drake and Chris Brown at W.i.P. Nightclub in NYC. Parker says he suffered lacerations to his cornea when a glass shard from a bottle struck him in the eye.
When Parker filed the suit, he was halfway through a $50 million contract with the Spurs ... and his future seemed uncertain given the eye injury.
Parker is suing the club, claiming it was negligent in not preventing the brewing brawl.
Now here's the problem ... Tony played a fantastic season this year. He could have won MVP if he hadn't sprained his ankle ... and if LeBron James had suddenly retired.
So the $20 million damage claim kind of goes out the window, especially if Tony gets a ring.
Here's the good news -- In a year, he'll sign a new deal, and $20 mil may look like chump change.
But LOVES His Music
4/29/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown might despise Drake with a passion, but even CB can't resist dancing when one of his songs comes on at the club.
Brown and Drake have been beefing for a while now -- peaking last June with a massive club fight, reportedly over Rihanna.
CB was hosting a party at Stage 48 in NYC earlier this month and apparently the DJ had no fear at all ... and played a Drake song, "Started From the Bottom." Rather than react (how do we say this nicely?) poorly ... CB simply got down like it was his favorite jam in the world.
Clearly he can let bygones be bygones when it comes to music ... or he had no idea it was a Drake song.
Drake/Chris Brown Feud
Thought It Was Over?
4/13/2013 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake is holding nothing back about his feelings toward Chris Brown ... ripping CB over his music and the way he treats Rihanna -- and doing it in a very public forum.
Drake sat down with Elliott Wilson on his "Keep It Thoro" Internet radio show last night, and absolutely tore Chris a new one ... saying, "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him, that I'm more popping than him and that at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap."
He added, "I did what a real n***a would do and treated her with respect."
Drake did leave open a slight chance for reconciliation, saying, "We have an issue and it's either gonna drag out or maybe in ten years we'll laugh about it over drinks. Just let us solve that s**t."
Then again, the last time Drake and Chris sat down with drinks ... it didn't end well.
Chris Brown's Bodyguard
Drake Started Club Brawl
With 'F***ing' Rihanna Note
4/10/2013 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake started the blowout NYC nightclub brawl last summer with Chris Brown ... by sending Brown a handwritten note that read "I'm f***ing the love of your life" -- this according to Chris Brown's bodyguard.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by the NY Daily News, Patrick Strickland -- whose head was badly bloodied during the flying bottle attacks -- is suing Drake and W.i.P. nightclub, where the brawl took place last June.
Strickland says Drake's note -- a clear reference to Rihanna -- started a verbal altercation, which then led to the all-out melee in which several people were badly injured ... including Strickland and several other clubgoers.
According to Strickland, the club is also responsible for over-serving Dreezy -- and seating him way too close to Chris ... in light of their public beef over RiRi.
He's suing for unspecified damages.
Tony Parker Lawsuit
Club Sues Brown & Drake ...
They Should Pay!!!
3/17/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The owners of the nightclub where Chris Brown and Drake brawled last year are doing whatever they can to get out of paying Tony Parker for his injuries ... saying the two rappers should cut him a check if he wins his lawsuit ... and not them.
Parker, an NBA star with the San Antonio Spurs, was one of several people who claim they were injured in the June 2012 melee that went down at W.i.P. and he filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club shortly thereafter.
But the owners of W.i.P. (who are facing several lawsuits) filed docs last week in New York saying Parker's beef should be with Brown and Drake ... claiming they were the ones who "contributed to, instigated, participated and/or engaged" in the fight.
The club wants any and all damages awarded to Parker to come from Brown and Drake.
The case is still pending.
Did He Really
Say 'F**k Drake'?
3/8/2013 5:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained video of Chris Brown saying something that sounds a lot like "F**K DRAKE" at an L.A. nightclub this week ... but the question ... did he actually say it?
It was widely reported Chris snatched the mic from the DJ at Emerson Theatre early Thursday morning for playing a Drake song -- screaming "F**k Drake" -- but our video suggests it might've gone down differently.
In the clip, the insult appears to follow an emotional speech by Chris about his close friends ... "My n****s ridin' for me." Then he says what sounds like "F**K DRAKE!" before the music starts up again.
But the audio is choppy ... so it's possible Chris just hates the Clippers and actually said "f**k Blake!" ... or maybe he hates baked goods ("f**k cake!") ... or delicious meat ("f**k steak!") ... or ... you get the point.
But we still gotta ask ...
Chris Brown & Meek Mill
After STRIP CLUB Summit
3/4/2013 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown and Meek Mill are officially cool with each other again -- after facing off in that massive brawl between Drake and CB's entourages -- because they smoked the metaphorical peace pipe in Charlotte over the weekend.
The pics were snapped Friday night at Cameo Nightclub -- the same spot where Drake dropped $50,000 on strippers on Saturday.
It's the first time CB and Meek Mill have been seen out together since the melee at W.i.P. nightclub in NYC last June.
You'll recall, witnesses at the club said Meek was one of the main instigators behind the bottle-hurling brawl ... with CB's crew on the receiving end ... but Meek denied getting involved.
We're told CB and Meek shook hands at Cameo and put the beef to rest once and for all.
Still no olive branch from Drake though.