Los Angeles - Chris Brown feels "really sorry" for the people who were injured in his fight with Drake.
The 23-year-old singer was involved in a brawl with Drake at a nightclub in New York on 14 June and while he wishes to pass on his regret about the incident - in which sports star Tony Parker sustained an injury to his eye - he claims he did not start it.
A source said: "Chris is really sorry and feels bad for the people who were injured at the club when all that shit went down and wishes he could apologise to everyone that was injured there, even homeboy Tony Parker.
"He is upset and feels bad for everyone but at the end of the day people need to remember that he was injured too and beyond that, he didn't even instigate or start any of the bullshit."
Innocent people end up getting hurt
Drake is believed to have started the fight when his entourage sent a note to Chris about his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The source added to HollywoodLife.com:
"You see what happens when you let some ignorant asses in a club with new money. Some bullshit always pops off and regular people, innocent people, who had nothing to do with anything, who just came to the club for a good time, end up getting hurt. So damn sad."
As a result of the brawl, both Chris and Drake have been offered $1m to continue their feud in a boxing ring.
Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman claims billionaire Alki David wants to see the pair settle the differences in a public fight.