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SO Much stories out there about Chris Brown and Drake!! Anwyways here is the latest

Drake flashed his middle finger, engaged in serious trash talk, and drafted several other rappers to join his posse … minutes before the all out brawl with Chris Brown, according to multiple witnesses in the club.

We’re told the tension started building when Drake gave the middle finger to one of Chris’ bodyguards and shouted … “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” Chris’ entourage then returned fire with a few hand gestures of their own.

Witnesses — who were very close to the action — tell us that Drake felt disrespected … even though he started the exchange … and went to get backup from his boys Meek Mill, Juelz Santana, and Trav B.

At this point, we’re told Drake got loud and shouted at Chris … “You be on that ho s**t on Twitter n***a” — a clear reference to a recent Twitter war between Chris, Drake, and Meek … all over who’s banging Rihanna.

Moments later we’re told Chris’ security guards got irate, pushing and shoving began between Meek, Juelz and Chris’ posse — and you know the rest.

Interestingly, everyone agrees Drake never got physically involved in the brawl — even though his mouth … and finger … sparked it all.

A rep for Drake tells TMZ … “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”

The rep adds, “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”

CHECK OUT RUSSELL SIMMONS TAKE ON ALL THIS!

Hip-hop and violence should not go hand-in-hand just as violence and the black community should not go hand-in-hand.

Sadly, violence in the black community happens every day. The situation that occurred last night between Chris Brown and Drake should not have happened, but as a yogi and a supporter of non-violence, I can call the two young men and encourage them to bury their beef.  It is a luxury we have as men with resources…we can settle our problems without taking it to the next level.

Unfortunately, I cannot do that for every kid in America. I’ve saved a lot of rappers. I’ve been in the middle of a lot of hip-hop beefs. But, unfortunately I cannot get in the middle of every beef between young black men.

53 people get shot in Chicago in one weekend. This is our reality. And what happened in the club last night is a reflection of our reality. It is a reflection of our communities riddled with violence.  It is a reflection of young men learning to live with the numbness of violence. It is a reflection of a violent mentality being part of our culture.

We can focus on ending the beef between Drake and Chris Brown, which is important, because none of us want this to escalate. However, let us also take a moment to reflect upon why we have become so violent.  Why did 53 people get shot in Chicago? Why did J. Futuristic get shot six times in Atlanta? Why did Lil Phat get killed after getting shot 20 times? This violence has become the norm for our people, and it absolutely devastates me.  We have failed at giving real job and educational opportunities for those living in struggle, and thus the streets have take control of their lives. I fight every single day to bury beefs, and I will call Drake and Chris to bury theirs.

But, just because I might be able to stop two artists from fighting, doesn’t mean I can make the call for the 53 kids in Chicago.

And so, even if I could solve all the hip-hop beefs in the world, it wouldn’t change the reality that’s facing us. The reality that our nation will make a call for action (and rightfully so) when a Congresswoman is shot, but we remain silent when bullets run free in urban communities.  Last night there were no bullets, but it definitely could lead to that.  And that reflection occurs far too often amongst our people.  So, I beg on all of our people to get involved to change the reflection so that 53 people don’t get shot again in Chicago this weekend.

If you think the violence in the industry is bad, check the hood.

Russell Simmons

100% AGREE WITH UNK!

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