New details in the publicized fight between Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and Chris Brown have surfaced and paint the West Coast crooner as the victim.
According to Ocean, Brown initiated the attack and had his entourage join in.
Frank Ocean told police he was called a “f**got” during his brawl with Chris Brown … moments before Brown threatened to shoot him — this according to the official incident report obtained by TMZ. According to the report, Ocean told police, Brown had punched him in the face after Ocean told Brown he had taken Ocean’s parking space at the recording studio where the fight took place last week. Ocean told police Brown tried to shake his hand, but Ocean refused, telling Brown he was in his parking spot. Ocean claimed that’s when Brown punched him in the face. According to the report, Ocean said two of Brown’s goons then jumped in to help Brown … pushed him into a corner and attempted to kick him. (TMZ)
Frank also claimed someone used a derogatory expression toward him over his bisexuality.
Ocean — who revealed last year that he’d once had a romantic relationship with a man — also said he believes he heard someone yell “f**got!” but he’s unsure who made the statement. Cops also say Ocean told them that Brown threatened to shoot him, saying, “We can bust on you too!” Ocean told police the whole fight lasted about two or three minutes. According to the report, Ocean suffered a cut to his right index finger and a cut on his left temple. He refused medical treatment on the scene but was later taken to a hospital. You’ll recall, Frank wrote on his blog that he didn’t want to press charges against Brown for the fight — but according to the report, Frank told police in private he wanted to see Brown in jail. (TMZ)
Despite the graphic details, Ocean issued an open statement a few days ago and said he would not press criminal charges.
“AS A CHILD I THOUGHT IF SOMEONE JUMPED ME IT WOULD RESULT IN ME MURDERING OR MUTILATING A MAN. BUT AS A MAN I AM NOT A KILLER. I’M AN ARTIST AND A MODERN PERSON. I’LL CHOOSE SANITY. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. NO CIVIL LAWSUIT. FORGIVENESS, ALBEIT DIFFICULT, IS WISDOM. PEACE, ALBEIT TRITE, IS WHAT I WANT IN MY SHORT LIFE. PEACE.” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
Initial reports suggested the singer would likely prepare for a legal showdown.
Although officials have yet to file any formal charges, Frank Ocean says he wants Chris Brown prosecuted in light of their scuffle over a parking space in West Hollywood, according to a Reuters report. That would be very bad news for Brown, who’s on probation for assaulting his girlfriend, Rihanna, the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. If charges were filed, it’s possible that Brown’s probation could be revoked, Reuters said. (Los Angeles Times)