'Channel Orange' singer says there will be 'no criminal charges'
Frank Ocean has dropped assault charges against Chris Brown following their altercation in an LA studio last week.
According to reports, 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.
Ocean appeared to confirm the incident later on, posting two messages on Twitter claiming he was “jumped” and that his injuries will affect his performance at the Grammys this month (February 2013). “Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys. Lol. I only wish [Ocean’s dog] Everest was there,” he tweeted. “Cut my finger now I can’t play with two hands at the Grammys.”
However, in a statement posted on the singer’s website, he said: “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.”
Meanwhile, Brown and Ocean will compete against each other for the best urban contemporary album award at this year’s Grammys, which take place on February 10 in Los Angeles. The pair’s feud dates back two years after they clashed on Twitter. Ocean later posted video footage of Brown’s cousin chasing him in his car online.