Canadian rapper Drake was taken to hospital with an injured shoulder following an apparent fight with rapper P. Diddy during one of the many parties happening alongside the Miami Art Basel festival, according to eyewitnesses.
The two popular rappers were at a club Sunday night at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel when a brawl started.
DJ Sam Sneaker appeared to have live- tweeted the incident early Monday, noting that the argument “definitely” wasn’t about P. Diddy’s girlfriend, singer Cassie.
Witnesses said 45-year-old Sean Combs clocked the 28-year-old “Worst Behavior” singer about 4 a.m. outside the Fountainbleau hotel on posh Collins Ave. in a brawl capping an Art Basel Miami bash.
“Drake definitely got the s–t kicked out of him,” said Bullet magazine editor Ray LeMoine, who’d been partying at LIV earlier that weekend and got a flurry of texts from friends who’d stayed behind. “I heard they were taking him to the hospital.”
Some witnesses said the beef stemmed from Drake disrespecting Diddy by using music without proper rights. Others said the face-off came after a drunk Drake made an offensive comment to Diddy’s girlfriend, “Let’s Get Crazy” singer Cassie Ventura, 28.
“(Diddy) had his security walk over to Drake’s table and let them know that Diddy wanted to talk to him outside around 4 a.m.,” a club insider told The News on Monday.
Both entertainers marched outside with their entourages in tow. Within 20 minutes, the fight was over and Diddy was back inside the nightclub chilling in a V.I.P. booth.
Drake left the club after the two scuffled, sources said.
“Diddy punched Drake three times,” a witness who was at the club at the time of the fight told media reporters.
Sources confirmed that Diddy and Drake were both staying at the upscale hotel during the weeklong Art Basel festival.
Diddy and Drake were among a bevy of musicians celebrating DJ Khaled’s birthday late Sunday into the early morning hours Monday when the melee broke out.
“Diddy put hands on that boy … And he ain’t go 0-100 … That boy left,” wrote DJ Sam Sneak on Twitter, alongside an emoji of a sleeping face.
“Drake at the hospital smh,” he also wrote. “He dislocated his shoulder. Yall pray for Drake.”
It could not be immediately confirmed that Drake went to the hospital with injuries. Representatives for both musicians did not respond to requests for comment.
DJ Same Sneak later tweeted, “It definitely wasn’t bout Cassie.”
A spokesman for LIV declined to comment on the fight.
Earlier Sunday, Drake was spotted dining with his producer Angelo Ferraro and an entourage of a dozen at Siena Taven Miami, a new hotspot run by Chef Fabio Viviani. The group showed up at about 10 p.m. and snacked on grilled octopus, burrata and kale Caesar salads.
Drake drank Chopin vodka and water, downed a shot of chilled Patron tequila and nibbled on a spread of desserts with the crew, sources told media reporters.
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