Singer Chris Brown was involved in a nightclub brawl in Tampa, Florida, Monday morning when he allegedly "sucker punched" a photographer for argument over some pictures that the latter was clicking in the club. AJA Channelside — the club where the incident happened — posted on Facebook that incidents like these are saddening and also apologized to all its patrons for the inconvenience caused.

Brown was at the club for a paid appearance when its in-house photographer started clicking photographs of the singer and his group, management said. Brown's team requested the lensman to stop clicking.  However, soon after Brown was at the DJ booth, the photographer started clicking pictures of the crowd from behind the singer. Brown jumped over a couch and punched the photographer in the face, he told TMZ.

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One of the club's partners narrated the incident to Billboard: "I was onstage with him [Brown] and our photographer who was in the DJ booth behind the stage, and he was doing his job taking pictures when [Brown's] security tried to grab him and then Chris punched him a couple times," He also said that Brown was paid $30,000 in advance for the contractually mandated, one-hour minimum appearance, but just spent around five minutes at the venue before the argument.

According to the club partner, the photographer had a cut on his lip and the police was called right after the incident. The club partner also said that they will try to get their money back from Brown, Billboard reported.

Meanwhile, the Tampa Police Department tweeted about the incident, which is currently being investigated. Benny Vines, the photographer, as the police revealed the name in the tweet, wants to start legal proceedings against Brown for a minor injury on his lip.