Odd Future’s Frank Ocean has reportedly decided to fall back from pressing charges against Chris Brown just days after they got into a physical altercation in Los Angeles.
Ocean hopped onto his Tumblr page this weekend and revealed he is willing to forgive what went down last Sunday.
“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 Frank would likely take legal action against Breezy.
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)
Despite the controversy, neither Brown or Ocean have been arrested.
Police say that Grammy-nominated singer Frank Ocean is “desirous of prosecution” after an alleged altercation with dancer-singer Chris Brown at a West Hollywood studio over a parking spot. Steve Whitmore, a spokesperson for the L.A. Sheriff’s Office, told the Wall Street Journal, “we investigate and then we give it to the district attorney’s office. This is a misdemeanor charge. We have no idea if anybody is going to be officially arrested.” Brown has not been charged in the case. (Wall Street Journal)
The incident even caught the attention of retired boxing champion Mike Tyson.
“That’s the furthest thing from me now, man,” he said — he could definitely relate to their situation. After all, it’s one he’s found himself in more times than he’d care to recall. “Even when I was in fights and these guys started it and I finished it, I still went to jail. They didn’t go to jail! They had guns and stuff and they told the cops ‘Yeah we were going to shoot him’ and they still put me in jail!” he sighed. “A situation like [those] two guys, there’s not much advice you can give them. It’s hard to listen to somebody when you’ve got a couple of hundred million dollars, or $50 million or whatever, it’s hard to listen to somebody. Sometimes you’ve got to feel the fire to know it’s hot.” (MTV)