According to the official incident report filed with the Los Angeles Police Department, singer Frank Ocean was called a "f****t" by one of his attackers before Chris Brown threatened to shoot him. TMZ posted the police report on its site Tuesday (Feb. 5), the document detailing the fight that occurred in the parking lot of an L. A. recording studio on Jan. 29.
Ocean told police that the fight began over a parking space. Ocean thought someone had taken his space and wanted it moved but Chris Brown and a couple guys came out. When Ocean told Brown he was in his spot, Brown tried to shake his hand. When he refused the offered hand, Ocean said Brown hit him.
Ocean's report indicated that two of Brown's associates then jumped in and he was forced into a corner, where his attackers tried to kick him. He told police he thought he heard some yell "f****t" but was unsure which guy might have said it. (The derogation most likely comes from Ocean's admission that he at one time had an affair with a man.)
Much of the incident was corroborated on Ocean's music producer Michael Uzowuru's blog, according to TMZ, where he wrote that he witnessed the fight. He said one of Brown's sidekicks pinned Ocean against a wall "while Chris was trying to beat the living "s**t" out of [him]."
Uzowuru claimed it was a "set up."
Ocean told police that Brown went even further, threatening to shoot him. "We can bust on you too!" Brown allegedly yelled.
Ocean even told police he would like to see Brown jailed.
But that was then. Just a couple days after the incident, Ocean apparently had a change of heart, posting on his tumblr account that he would like to forgive his attackers. Although he didn't mention Chris Brown by name, there doesn't appear to be anyone else that has assaulted the R&B singer of late. Ocean also said he would not press criminal charges or file a civil lawsuit.
Brown and his buddies weren't around when the police arrived the evening of the incident. But they were quick to blame Ocean for throwing the first punch, a detail disputed by Ocean's report and several other witnesses.
The fight became headline news and the backlash against Brown, given his propensity toward violent behavior in the past, prompted the "Don't Judge Me" singer to post a painting on Instagram of a crucified Jesus, captioned with "Painting the way I feel today." Needless to say, that photo wasn't well received, either, and the flood of condemnation saw Brown delete his Instagram account.
The parking lot fight was just the latest in a series of violent incidents in Brown's career that began in February 2009 when he brutally assaulted his then girlfriend Rihanna, an attack where he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 5 years probation. If Ocean had insisted on pressing charges, the January assault would most likely have been looked upon as a violation of said probation.