Frank Ocean to perform at Grammys despite injuries sustained in brawl with Chris Brown

Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Jack White and Rihanna will also play at The Staples Center on February 10

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Frank Ocean has been confirmed to perform at next weekend's Grammy Awards.

The singer will appear at the event at Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 10. The Odd Future cohort had formerly hinted that he was playing the high-profile event, tweeting after his alleged brawl with Chris Brown over the weekend:

"Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys. Lol. I only wish [Ocean's dog] Everest was there... Cut my finger now I can't play with two hands at the Grammys."

Frank Ocean intends to press charges against Chris Brown following their fight at a LA recording studio, says a local sheriff.

The pair got into an argument about a parking space at the studio on Sunday (January 27) and the row is said to have turned into a six-man brawl. Sheriff's deputies were called out after witnesses claimed that Brown punched Ocean during the brief altercation. Brown is serving five years' probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. Rihanna recently stated that the pair are an item again.

Brown went on to post a picture of Jesus on the cross on his Instagram account, together with the caption: "Painting the way I feel today."

The picture has since been deleted and Brown then made his account private, writing: "Social media takes away the essence of why we are even special or icons. So with that, I'm detaching myself from that world."

Brown and Ocean will compete against each other for the best urban contemporary album award at this year's Grammys.

Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, FUN., The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White, Elton John and Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake will also be performing at the Grammy Awards ceremony. LL Cool J will be hosting the evening.

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