Rapper Lil Wayne, who was just in Atlanta for Hot 107.9's birthday bash, and
fellow Young Money artists are concerned that the beef between fellow rapper
Drake and Chris Brown could hurt business and are demanding they make peace,
according to TMZ.
Citing sources close to Drake, TMZ says he has been asked "to extend an olive branch" to Brown as a way of ending the feud that escalated after a bloody nightclub brawl June 14 in Manhattan.
Brown appears on several Young Money tracks. The label was founded by Lil Wayne in 2003 and includes Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Twist and Mack Maine, among at least a dozen other artists.
New York City police continue to investigate the melee, which left several patrons injured. Police have subpoenaed security tapes from the nightclub W.i.P, but no arrests have been made. According to the New York Daily News, at least eight people were injured, including Chris Brown, who suffered a deep gash to his chin after bottles flew.
Drake's camp insists he had nothing to do with the fight in response to several witnesses who said it was started by his group. The Daily News reported the fight was over Rihanna, who has performed with both Drake and Brown.
TMZ reported, "We're told Young Money's on Drake's side no matter what -- but as one source put it, 'Making money matters most.' "
In an unrelated update on back-and-forth dissing, Wayne insists he has "no beef" with another rapper, Pusha T, according to an Associated Press report. The two have been attacking each other in songs. Wayne most recently released an online song called "Ghoulish" aimed at Pusha T "and anybody that love him," according to AP.
Pusha T, formerly of Clipse who has signed with a Kanye West label, also is believed to have targeted Wayne and Drake in his release "Exodus 23:1."
Wayne was in Los Angeles this week at a Macy's store pushing his skateboarding-inspired Trukfit clothing line when the Grammy-awarding rapper was asked about the conflict with Pusha T. He insisted he doesn't plan to escalate the conflict, but instead will focus on business.
"It really wasn't no beef, you know," said Wayne, who just finished recording his "I Am Not a Human Being II" album, told the AP. "It was just me. I just reacted. Just a reaction, a simple reaction. I don't apologize for it because I'm human. But it was just my human reaction. I don't take it back. But there's no beef. Beef is a whole different thing. ... I'll move on."
At Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash, Lil Wayne performed a number of his hits, including "6 Foot 7 Foot" and "Lollipop," and he put on a skateboarding exhibition for the crowd at Philips Arena.
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