By Jacob Wittich
WHAT’S IT TO JAY-Z?
Media Takeout is reporting that the Hip-Hop impresario is the reason Frank Ocean wants to press charges against Chris Brown for throwing a punch at him Sunday night at an L.A. recording studio.
“Oh what a DIFFERENCE a day makes –- and a call from Jay Z. MediaTakeOut.com has received word from a top source that after speaking to Jay-Z, Frank Ocean has changed his mind. We’re told that Frank is expected to file criminal charges against Breezy before the week is out. And is looking into filing a civil suit against Breezy too.”
Although one of Brown’s people told TMZ that Ocean started the fight over a parking spot, Breezy has remained mum save for comparing himself to Jesus on Instagram. But now he’s been spotted wearing a cast on his right hand. “He busted his hand on Frank Ocean’s jaw!,” MTO screams.
The claims aren’t too hard to believe given Jay-Z’s disapproval of Brown rehooking up with Rihanna after the two remixed Birthday Cake and Turn Up The Music last year. “Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever,” a source told RadarOnline early last year. “Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can’t fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing.”
The hotheaded Brown is still on probation for giving the Barbadian beauty a black eye in 2009. And back in fall 2012, when Brown and Rihanna together attended one of Jay-Z’s Barclays Center concerts in Brooklyn, the rapper allegedly “called Chris to one side and told him if he hurts Rihanna, whether emotionally or physically, it’s over for him,” a source told Britain’s The Sun. “He’ll ensure it will result in the end of his career.”
RumorFix dismisses MediaTakeout’s claim, reporting its own source says that Jay has not even talked Ocean.
Regardless the rumors about Jay-Z are true or not, Brown’s got bigger threats to his career: himself. Dude needs to learn to keep his hands to himself.
Jacob Wittich is pop music fanatic majoring in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.
Elizabeth C. contributed to this post.