Chris Brown is being investigated for an alleged assault involving fellow R&B superstar Frank Ocean (inset) Sunday night.
Short-fused singer Chris Brown allegedly landed a punch Sunday night in a fight with rival singer Frank Ocean – and Ocean wants Brown to pay, authorities said Monday.
“He’s desirous of prosecution,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Daily News, referring to Ocean.
The violent scuffle was over a parking space, Whitmore said.
Brown, 23, who is still on probation for beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, was one of six men allegedly fighting at the Westlake Studio in West Hollywood around 8 p.m., he explained.
By the time cops got to the scene, however, Brown and his posse were gone. Ocean reported the incident to cops — and later made sure the Twitterverse was informed, too.
“Got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. I only wish everest was there,” he tweeted, referring to his Bernese Mountain Dog. “Cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.”
Brown later posted a smiling photo on Instagram with a caption dismissing “negativity,” the website Global Grind first reported.
“Working on my album. Not working on negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bulls—t will forever be in the shadows,” he wrote.
Ocean, 25, a top nominee at the Grammy Awards next month, has been virtually feuding with Brown for months.
The quarrel started in 2011 when Brown described Ocean as a successor to at least one R&B singer-songwriter who wrote for him in the past: James Fauntleroy II.
“I f— with Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin (Cossom),” Brown tweeted.
Ocean took offense and responded by saying Brown reminded him of a young Ike Turner, the singer famous for beating his wife, Tina Turner.
“I just dont like underhanded comments. thats all im saying,” tweeted Ocean, a member of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.
“F— odd future! Make sure y’all smalltime n—-s stick yo chess out when u speak to me,” Brown shot back.
Tensions seemed to subside when Brown offered support for Ocean when he came out last year.
“My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is… love who u wanna love,” Brown tweeted. “It’s ur decision. People stop searching for BS.”
Members of Brown’s entourage denied the police description of the Sunday night fight.
Unidentified sources told the celebrity website TMZ that Brown had actually tried to shake Ocean’s hand but was attacked by a member of Ocean’s entourage instead. That’s when a member of Brown’s crew allegedly smacked someone in Ocean’s group, the website reported.
“It could have been a minor scuffle that was a mutual exchange,” Whitmore told The News. “There could have been some punches thrown. It could have been shoving.”
Whitmore refered to Brown as the “suspect in a misdemeanor” incident.
He said the investigation “will go on” and include an interview with Brown.
Brown’s criminal lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It’s certainly not the first time that the word “violence” and “Chris Brown” appeared in the same news story.
Last June, Brown was injured in a brawl with members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage at a New York nightclub.
That fight allegedly erupted over comments made about Rihanna — the R&B star whom Brown battered in February 2009.
The singers have reportedly rekindled their romance, appearing in public together and tweeting intimate photos in recent weeks.
Brown also released a new song Monday that sparked controversy due to a pugilistic-sounding lyric about women and a “roundhouse.”
The new song with protégé Luvaboy TJ includes Brown singing: “Two girls on my couch // And I beat a pu— up, roundhouse.”
Song producer Darnee Washington, who goes by the name Unique Weirdo, confirmed the lyric in the song “Jumping Out The Plane” but said it was “metaphoric” for “sexxin” up a lady.
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