Chris Brown and Drake had a violent showdown at New York hot spot WIP this morning.  According to several reports from MediaTakeOut to TMZ that the fight was behind Rihanna.

Chris Brown tweets photo of the gash in his chin after getting into a fight with Drake and his crew at club WIP in New York early Thursday (by the way, the thing in his nose is the back to his nose ring)

It's no secret that the two music stars have had a strained relationship for a while.  Rumor has it, it all started when Rihanna allegedly cheated on Chris with Drake.  Drake has admitted that he and Rihanna have gotten together a couple of times, but the two haven't really had a full blown relationship.

Anyway, evidently Chris and Drake had the same club in mind last night and all was going good until Chris sent a expensive bottle of Champagne over to Drake as a bid to keep the peace.  However, it didn't work because according to witnesses Drake allegedly sent the bottle back with a note attached saying "I’m f**king the love of your life, deal with it.”

Chris reportedly lost his temper and went over and confronted Drake, who besides his entourage and security was also accompanied by Meek Mill.  Supposedly, Meek and Chris don't care for one another either and allegedly because Meek and Rihanna had hooked-up at one point in time as well.  At any rate, it's being reported that it was Meek adding fuel to the fire and that it was Meek who threw the first blow.

However, Meek appears to be denying he was involved in the incident at all.  Tweeting shortly after the incident, “It wasn't me.... (shaggy voice) lol (sic).”  TMZ are reporting that at least five people suffered minor injuries including bruises and lacerations during the fight.  Chris was supposedly blind sided with a bottle or punch from someone in Drakes camp (Meek or security) when he stepped to Drake to address the nasty little note.

After the incident, Chris posted a photograph of his bloody chin on his Twitter account and tweeted: “Bottles? It's nothing! Lol (sic)."  How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol... Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya! (sic)" and then removed it.

This story is still developing, but according to a eye witness and someone who was in the club when the fight broke out, they called into the Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show with K Foxx and this is what they said:

[UPDATE -- The audio has since been taken down.]

As the fight and bottle throwing was underway, police were called to the scene, but no arrest were made.  As a matter of fact, both Chris and Drake managed to leave the club before the police arrived.  I will keep you posted as further developments occur.