UPDATEDx2: Chris Brown and Frank Ocean Fight At Recording Studio
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.28.2013
Frank Ocean is looking to press charges...
UPDATEx2: Reuters reports that Frank Ocean wants Chris Brown prosecuted after their fight last night. Brown is currently serving five years probation after assaulting Rihanna in 2009 and could have that probation revoked if charges are filed.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said that Ocean is "desirous of prosecution in this incident." He mentioned on Twitter that he "got jumped by Chris and a couple guys", which resulted in a cut finger.
This isn't Brown's first brawl since the 2009 incident, as the entourages of Brown and Drake were in a brawl last year in a New york nightclub. No charges or arrests were made in that case. Both Brown and Ocean are nominated for best urban contemporary album at the Grammys, which is February 10 in LA.
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Chris Brown may have taken the first swing in his fight with Frank Ocean.
A witness said that Brown lost his temper when Ocean refused to shake his hand. Ocean laughed at Brown, which caused him to punch Ocean and start a brawl. Brown has denied being the one to start it.
The fight moved to the lobby of the studio where the two wrecked everything. The witness said: "They managed to break almost everything in the room and scare all of the staff members working."
The receptionist called 911. Brown left and Ocean complained that he was "blindsided" by him.
At this particular studio, the bigger stars take the better spots. Brown felt he deserved the spot and Ocean disrespected him when he took it.
Original: TMZ reports that Chris Brown and Frank Ocean had a fight at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles last night and sources say Ocean started it.
Brown was listening to one of the artists he represents at the studio. As he tried to leave, Ocean and his group stopped him. Ocean said: "This is my studio, this is my parking spot."
Brown tried to shake Ocean's hand when one of Ocean's people attacked him. Sources connected with Brown say his friends then jumped in and hit Ocean's friend. Ocean then attacked Brown, who pushed him away before a brawl.
The police were called in and cleared the scene. Brown was not there when police arrived but they did speak to Ocean. No one wants to press charges at this time and no arrests have been made. Police want to speak with Brown and plan to continue investigating. They are referring to Ocean as "the victim" because he stuck around and spoke with police. Ocean said the fight started over a parking spot and Brown punched him. There were six people involved in the fight.
After the fight, Ocean tweeted: "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest [his dog] was there. cut my finger now I can't play w two hands at the grammys."
Brown posted a photo of himself in the studio to his Instagram account. It was taken before the fight but posted after. He wrote: "Working on my album. Not working on negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bullshit will forever be in the shadows."