The information about the altercation being a parking spot bruhaha came from both the initial report, as well as a follow-up report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which stated that witnesses said there had been a brief fight over a parking space.
The Sheriff's Department said,
The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim.
The majority of details come from TMZ. Sources said that Brown was at the Westlake Studio in the Los Angeles area listening to one of the artists he represents. However, according to the report, as Brown as about to leave, Frank Ocean and his team blocked his car, preventing him from leaving. The sources say Frank said,
This is my studio; this is my parking spot.
Then things get very confusing. Allegedly, when Brown went to shake Ocean's hand, one of Ocean's group attacked him.
At that point, according to sources connected with Brown, one of Brown's friends jumped in front and hit Ocean's friend. A bruhaha then ensued, with a full-on brawl starting. The Sheriff's Department report said deputies had responded to a call saying six people were involved.
When authorities arrived, Brown was nowhere to be seen, but Ocean was. Since Ocean remained, in the law enforcement reports he is being referred to as "the victim."
Ocean posted the following two messages on Twitter. He said:
got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there.
cut my finger now I can't play w two hands at the grammys.
Ocean has six Grammy nominations this year; the ceremony is next month.
Strangely, above is a photo of Chris Brown in the studio on Sunday night. While it appears the photo was taken before the fight, it was uploaded to his Instagram account after the brawl, implying Brown didn't think too much about it.
Police say they want to speak to Brown.
The events are strangely reminiscent of 2009's incident in the run-up to the Grammy's. His attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 show overshadowed the ceremony.
In June of 2012, he was injured in a another brawl, that time with members of hip-hop star Drake's team at a New York City nightclub.