Rapper Rick Ross has been hit with a new lawsuit from a New York City nightclub.

Bosses at Umbrella Lounge in the Bronx have launched a legal battle against the 36 year old over claims he and his entourage sparked a brawl outside the venue while celebrating his birthday there on 28 January, 2011.

Executives are suing Ross for allegedly acting in a reckless and negligent manner.

The brawl resulted in the serious injury of two men, who both required medical attention for wounds and filed suit against the club for not hiring enough security.

The owners are seeking unspecified damages, according to AllHipHop.com.