Chris Brown New York hotel tattoo

Infamous bad boy Chris Brown took a moment to thanks his fans in New York, on Friday. As the singer made his way into his hotel, girls outside were waiting to get Chris' autograph and he obliged.

But listen to what happened before Breezy left the west coast for the Big Apple ... he and Rihanna had an awkward run-in at an LA nightclub ... with Chris' friend Karrueche Tran coming face-to-face with RiRi!

What's Ri do? She looked the other way and ignored Chris and his girl. Way to go, Rihanna!