chris & karrueche

*Chris Brown said he was led to believe (by his own friends) that Karrueche Tran wanted to get back together with him, and that’s what led to the nightclub showdown that made the singer appear to be an obsessed ex.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ, Chris got a table at Playhouse, right next to Karrueche because their mutual friends told him to do it. The friends were reportedly telling him that Tran was willing to iron out their differences and get back together.

So when Tran showed up and stormed right out of the club, Chris was genuinely perplexed.

The truth was – Karrueche never mentioned any desire to get back with Chris. According to TMZ, she and Chris figured out the next day that they were both played and are now cutting off the so-called “friends” behind the joke.

For his part, Chris is fine with moving on and wouldn’t have gone to Playhouse if he hadn’t been set up, TMZ reports. It was the first time Chris had seen Karrueche since they broke up over his surprise baby.