Chris Brown reportedly ‘sucker punched’ a photographer in a nightclub last night.
According to TMZ, the singer was involved in a nightclub brawl earlier this morning during one of his paid appearances in Tampa, Florida.
Rihanna’s ex appeared at Aja Channelside with his team and a photographer was reportedly taking photos of him when he and his entourage arrived around 1:30 a.m.
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The site reports the singer and his team shut the photographer down from taking any photos, but things later escalated.
While Chris was by the DJ booth later on during the event, the photographer continued to take photos of him from behind as he addressed the crowd, which reportedly riled up the hit-maker.
The site says Chris allegedly jumped over a couch and started punching the photographer in the face as he was being cornered.
TMZ says authorities were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the singer left the venue.
The photographer claims his “lip got split open and his jaw hurts” following the incident, and he is planning on pressing charges against Chris after his trip to the hospital.