Chris Brown has an unlikely confidante who’s no stranger to drama herself, “Mob Wives” star Drita D’Avanzo.
Sources tell Page Six that Brown — who abruptly announced last week that he has split with girlfriend Karrueche Tran to make way for his “friendship” with ex Rihanna — has been contacting D’Avanzo for advice during his recent trials and tribulations.
D’Avanzo confirmed to Page Six that the pair first met at W.i.P. — the club where Brown’s entourage was involved in a bottle-throwing melee with Drake’s posse in August.
And D’Avanzo, whose own brawl with co-star Karen Gravano on the VH1 series became infamous, told us she was at the club the night of the fight, hanging with Brown and Mary J. Blige, but left before any drama.
PacificCoastNews.com Drita D’Avanzo “I met Chris at W.i.P.,” D’Avanzo said. “He was a fan of the show.” She added, “Two nights after that I went again,” but left when Drake arrived.
“I’m a street girl,” D’Avanzo says, recalling the night. “And I’ve known guys who have no problem throwing down. I have instincts. I throw down, too.” She says she and her friends “just got out of there.”
We hear that Brown — who released a slick, highly produced video last week asking, “Is there such a thing as loving two people? I don’t know if that’s possible. But for me, I feel like that” — has since been in touch with D’Avanzo for advice.
“We don’t talk every day,” the “Mob Wives” star said. She declined to comment further on any discussions she’s had with the singer.
Of her own past, she said, “I have been in relationships that were rocky.” She’s launching a foundation for single women, Single But Not Alone, this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway as part of a NASCAR event.
Brown’s video was posted on a Vimeo page of director David Allen, whose company produced Brown’s “Turn Up the Music” video, and clips for J. Cole, Tyga and Big Sean.