By Elizabeth C.
HERE’S A LESSON WE LEARNED THIS WEEK: Don’t ever park in Frank Ocean’s parking space.
TMZ reported Monday that Frank Ocean and Chris Brown got into a tussle overnight at an L.A. recording studio over an effing parking spot. The online tab immediately followed up with claims from Brown’s camp that Ocean began the scuffle.
Then reports came dribbling out that Ocean was the “victim” and police wanted to talk to Brown about the fight. Brown stayed mute except to put out a drawing comparing himself to a persecuted Jesus nailed to a cross.
Because Brown’s got a serious reputation as a violent hothead, public sentiment seemed to side with Ocean. Then the Don’t Judge Me singer showed up with a bandaged right hand, cementing the impression that he went ballistic on Ocean.
Now Ocean is portraying himself as a turn-the-other-cheek type by writing on his Tumblr page, “I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit,” he wrote. “Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace.”
Yet too bad he wasn’t feeling the good vibes when apparently Brown’s orange Lamborghini was parked in his spot. According to Odd Future producer Michael Uzowuru, the blow-up began when Frank told CB, “You parked in my spot, move.”
“Uzowuru says they told the front desk to move the car and were informed it belonged to Chris Brown. He says Chris Brown came out 10 minutes later with a “big dude” and a “skinnier dude” — and when Frank told CB, “You parked in my spot, move” … that’s when it all went downhill.
Uzowuru says the big dude suddenly punched Chito in the face for NO REASON, adding … “Then instantly Chris and the other dude grab [Frank] and try to jump him.” He adds, “There’s no doubt in my mind the whole thing was a set up.” …Uzowuru claims CB’s buddy cornered Frank and pinned him up against a wall “while Chris was trying to beat the living “s**t” out of [him].” He says Frank fought back — throwing elbows and punches of his own.”
Uzowuru reportedly wrapped his post with this: “I don’t know what type of demons Chris is facing, but I hope he clears them all and finds a new life rooted in love and light.”
But here’s an even crazier idea, this one for Frank: don’t freak out when someone’s in your parking spot.
Let’s hope the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has got plenty of parking available when Brown and Ocean face off again — this time for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards.