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Mon Nov 24 22:15:15 SAST 2014

Drake barred entry from event that Chris Brown attended

Bang Showbiz | 17 February, 2013 13:41
Rapper Drake arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2013.
Image by: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS

Rapper Drake was denied entry to a Hollywood nightclub because rival Chris Brown was already inside.

The Problem Solver rapper - who is counter-suing the 23-year-old R&B star over a nightclub brawl in June 2012 - was turned away from Playhouse in Hollywood on Wednesday night because Brown was already inside celebrating fashion brand Popular Demand's anniversary party.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that bouncers denied Drake entry around midnight because they wanted to avoid any violence or possible incidents.

The insider said the 26-year-old star reacted politely and left without any issues.

The singer, the rapper and their entourages were involved in a fracas at New York's W.i.P club, in June, in which several innocent bystanders were hurt and after French model Romain Julien filed lawsuits against them for his injuries, they are attempting to blame each other.

Both claim they were not responsible for the fight and want the other to pay any damages if the model wins his suit.

The fight is thought to have been caused by Rihanna, who has dated both of them.

It is believed Brown - who is still on probation for beating up Rihanna in 2009- sent a bottle of champagne to Drake's table as a peace offering but it was returned with a note reading, "I'm f***ing the love of your life, deal with it."

The gesture is then thought to have angered Brown and resulted in him confronting Drake, who allegedly threw a punch at his rival, leading to a huge fight breaking out between their entourages.

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