Singers reportedly fight in recording studio parking lot; Police investigating; Ocean says injury will alter his Grammy performance
Chris Brown and Frank Ocean were involved in a tussle outside a West Hollywood recording studio Sunday night, with the latter claiming he came away with a cut finger after the altercation.
"Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys," Ocean said on Twitter in two posts overnight. "Cut my finger now I can't play w two hands at the Grammys."
got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there.
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) January 28, 2013
(Note: Everest is Ocean's dog.)
According to TMZ, which first reported the incident, Brown was leaving Westlake Studio when Ocean and his "crew" tried to block him from leaving. "This is my studio, this is my parking spot," Ocean reportedly said.
A TMZ source says Brown then tried to shake Ocean's hand and that's when a member of his entourage "attacked" Brown. A fight ensued and a friend of Brown's tells the site that the "Bad Religion" singer lunged at the other star, leading to a one-on-one altercation between them.
"The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim," the Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department said in a statement released early Monday morning. Though Brown's victim was not identified by police, a department source tells TMZ they are referring to Ocean as "the victim" because he stayed at the scene and spoke to police.
In all, six people were said to be involved in the fight -- no other participants have been identified. According to the AP, the incident is being investigated and Brown will be contacted later for questioning, however no arrests were made.
This story is developing...