MANHATTAN — The club where hip-hop stars Chris Brown and Drake fought over Rihanna is on the hook for the ensuing bottle-throwing melee.
The owners of the Hudson Square clubs Greenhouse and W.I.P. must pay a $10,000 fine and comply with a 10-day suspension of their liquor license because of the June 2012 fight and multiple disorderly conduct charges in May and June 2012, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Geoffrey Wright agreed to reduce the punishment requested by the State Liquor Authority — a full revocation of the clubs' liquor license and a $20,000 fine — but denied a motion to further reduce the punishment, a spokesman for the judge said.
Bottles flew at the 34 Vandam St. club W.I.P. early the morning of June 14, 2012 after Drake taunted Brown about still being intimate with Rihanna, whom they had both dated, sources told DNAinfo New York.
"I'm still f---ing Rihanna!" Drake wrote in a note to Brown, sources said.
Multiple people were injured in the brawl, including NBA star Tony Parker, who sued the clubs for $20 million after flying glass scratched his cornea.
W.I.P. and Greenhouse, which is located above its sister club, were briefly closed after the incident.
Court records show the SLA and police have cited the clubs for noise, disorder, insufficient security and on-premise marijuana sales.
Club owners Barry Mullineaux and Larry Hughes declined to comment on the ruling, a spokeswoman said.
The owners have two days to appeal the judge's decision.