Chris Brown closes Instagram account following ‘Jesus’ picture backlash

The controversial artist has made his account on the social networking site private

Chris Brown has made his Instagram account private after he used the social networking site to compare himself to Jesus on the cross.

Following his brawl with Frank Ocean, Brown used the site to put up a picture of Jesus being crucified alongside the caption: “Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!”

A backlash ensued and Brown has now made his account private after posting one final public picture, which read: “Social media takes away the essence of why we are even special or icons. So with that, I’m detaching myself from that world.”

Frank Ocean now intends to press charges against Chris Brown following their recent fight at a Los Angeles recording studio.

According to reports, the pair got into an argument about a parking space at the studio on January 27. 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 upcoming performance at the Grammys. “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.”

Now LA County Sheriffs have confirmed the status of the case against Brown, who is serving five years’ probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. Spokesperson Steve Whitmore revealed that no charges have been filed yet, but said Ocean “is desirous of prosecution in this incident”.

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.