A Timeline of Drake and Chris Brown's Friend or Foe Relationship

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The relationship between Chris Brown and Drake has just hit the gutter. Reports are surfacing that Chris, Aubrey and their respective camps were involved in a physical tussle earlier today at WIP nightclub in New York City. Brown has tweeted a photo of his injury from the fight, claiming it was done with a bottle. Drake initially remained mum, but his camp eventually told TMZ that the Young Money rapper was on his way out of the club when the altercation took place. Further reports alleged that Meek Mill, who sat at Drake's table, threw the bottle at Breezy.

Regardless, reports of tension between Drake and Brown have been circulating for some time. But things weren't always rowdy between the two artists. Though their relationship's been rumored to have deteriorated—presumably due to their respective relationships with Rihanna— they've done songs together in the past. From shared magazine covers to Twitter beefs, check out the rocky timeline of Drake and Chris Brown's friend or foe relationship. —XXL Staff (@XXLStaff)

June 2009

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On the day that she was supposed to testify in court against Chris Brown, Rihanna was spotted partying with Drake.

August 2009

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Breezy comes on stage to sing Drizzy’s part of “Every Girl” during a Lil Wayne tour stop in Virginia.

December 2009:

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Vibe magazine splits Drake and Brown on the covers of their relaunch issue.

February 2010

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The two perform together in Virginia.


June 2010

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Drake and Chris Brown hop in the studio together, according to what the rapper told Extra. "Tonight, I've just been in the studio,” he said. “I was actually in the studio with Chris Brown for a little bit."

August 2010

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Drake and Brown hit the club together in New York, along with Lil Jon and Idris Elba.

October 2010

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Drake is one of many MCs on a star-studded cast to remix Chris Brown’s comeback hit, “Deuces.”

November 2010

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The two artist are spotted sitting in the same row (along with Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Bow Wow) at a Miami Heat versus Boston Celtics game.

June 2011

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At the BET Awards, it is initially announced that the Viewers’ Choice Award winner is Chris Brown, before the presenter quickly corrects the announcement to say Rihanna, before again switching to the real winner, Drake. When he came out to accept, the Young Money signee called the moment, “awkward.”

June 2011

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Chris Brown releases his remix to Drake’s “Marvin’s Room,” which sounds to many like a response to the rapper and his alleged relationship with Rihanna.

November 2011

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DJ Whoo Kid says Drake got elbowed in the chin by Chris Brown.

February 2012

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Drake, Chris Brown and Rihanna all party at the same Los Angeles nightclub.

May 2012

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A previously unreleased song from Drake and Breezy, allegedly a few years old, called “Yamaha Mama,” hits the Web.

May 2012

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A war of words on Twitter between Chris Brown and Meek Mill (apparently over Rihanna) escalated when Drake got involved. He sent subliminal shots at Chris tweeting, “Oh that’s your ho? That’s our ho too. Lol.” Chris Brown clapped back and ended the Twitter side of the dispute with, “Id like to send the bullshit a BiG FUCK YOU from the bottom of my ballz! Lol.. Real nigga! Goodnight!”

June 2012

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