Further details have emerged in the brawl between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean over the weekend.
While initial reports by TMZ.com pointed to a member of Frank Ocean’s crew throwing the first punch, sources tell them that it was, in fact, Brown that swung first… but only after Frank refused to shake his hand.
The pair came face-to-face in the parking lost of Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 27) for the first time since exchanging words, via Twitter, in June 2011. Although the beef had been squashed, the animosity remained.
Frank reportedly told Chris, “This is my studio, this is my parking spot.” From there, Brown tried to shake Ocean’s hand… and that’s when it things got ugly. After Ocean refused, the singer punched him. Brown, however, denies that he was the aggressor.
The fight would move into the lobby of the studio, where several things were broken. One witness said, “They managed to break almost everything in the room and scare all of the staff members working”.
Police were called, and by the time they arrived, Brown had split. Ocean stayed, and spoke with authorities. While some reports said Ocean plans to press charges, nothing has been confirmed.
Ocean apparently parked in a prime spot at the studio. Sources said the parking situation at the studio is a hierarchy, with the bigger artists taking the better spots … and it’s been that way for years. So, Brown and Ocean both felt they deserved the main spot.