Were Chris Brown’s ex-friends behind the shooting at the pre-VMAs party he was hosting at 1OAK on Aug. 23? That’s what a new report is alleging, and HollywoodLife.com has all the EXCLUSIVE details.
While a source close to Chris Brown, 25, revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Chris had “nothing” to do with the shooting, a new report claims that it was in fact Chris’ alleged gang member ex-friends that were behind the shooting at 1OAK. Shots rang out early in the morning of Aug. 24, but they hit Suge Knight, 49, reportedly six times. Was Chris really the target? And could Chris’ ex-friends be upset with him over advice from Karrueche Tran, 26, to stay away from them? The allegations EXCLUSIVE details from HollywoodLife.com below.
Chris Brown’s Friends The Shooters? Report Alleges Gang Involvement At 1OAK
“Chris used to run with a bunch of gang bangers who were really scary,” a source revealed to MediaTakeOut. “When he got out [of rehab], he cut them all off. I guess they’re upset about that.”
Their source inside the club claims that Chris’ ex-friends have been extorting him for money, and that it was almost certainly “[Chris Brown’s former homies] shooting. And they were trying to hit Chris.”
Chris Brown Won’t Listen To Karrueche Tran About Finding A Different Crowd
Chris’ girlfriend, Karrueche, is of course totally freaked out by what went down at 1OAK; however, “She’s just glad that her baby’s all right and and that he got home safely and wasn’t injured or anything,” a source revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com.
“Her only problem is that Chris won’t listen to her.
“She’s told him a million times that he needs a different crowd, a different audience and different friends to chill with.”
Could it have been Chris acting on Karrueche’s advice which led to what happened at the club? According to MTO’s report, it sure seems like that might be the case. However, given how Chris’ ex-friends allegedly react to being cut out, it’s not as if Karrueche’s advice comes from a bad place.
Chris Brown: ‘This Stuff Never Happens When [Karrueche Tran]’s With Him’
“No disrespect to his crew but this stuff never happens when [Karrueche]’s with him and they’re at a club with her friends,” a source close to Karrueche revealed.
“Still, she’s not blaming his crew for this and she doesn’t know exactly what went down but she knows that when he’s with that old OHB crowd, stuff like this pops off.”
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Chris’ rep about the shooting. Here’s what they had to say:
“Chris hosted an event in Los Angeles last night to celebrate the upcoming release of his album X, during which an incident occurred. This incident did not involve Chris; he was merely the host of the event. He has and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Do you believe that Chris may have played a more instrumental role in the shooting, thanks to his alleged ex-friends? Is Karrueche right to think that Chris needs to find a new crowd to hang out with? Let us know.
— Written by Amanda Mitchell, Reporting by Eric Ray