I should point out that we still don’t really know what went down between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean on Sunday in West Hollywood. There was a parking spot. There were two entourages. There was a punch thrown. There was an entourage scuffle. The police were called, and they only spoke to Frank and not Chris, so they’re going with Frank’s side of the story right now. As I said yesterday, I have no problems believing that Chris Brown started the whole thing. He’s proven time and time again that he has a hair-pin trigger and some very serious rage and violence issues. But here’s the question posed by Hollywood Life & Media Takeout: did Frank Ocean “start” the issue by trash-talking Rihanna? Or did Chris “start” the altercation by dropping some homophobic slurs?
After Frank Ocean and Chris Brown brawled outside of Westlake Studios in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, reports from both camps have been pouring in, attempting to assign blame on one another. A new report says that during the altercation, Frank insulted Rihanna, causing Chris to see red and lose control, knocking Frank unconscious!
A source close to Chris, 23, spoke with MediaTakeOut.com, saying that, after the two crews began arguing in the parking lot, a member of Frank’s entourage, believed to be Frank, 25, himself, “said something to the effect of, ‘Rihanna’s a HOE.’”
The source says that Frank’s slam towards Rihanna, 24, led Chris to lose control, going straight for Frank when the two groups started physically fighting. Chris allegedly knocked Frank unconscious, after he punched him repeatedly in the head. It was at this point that Frank’s friends carried their unconscious buddy inside the studio and called the police. Chris and his crew left the scene before police arrived.
A source close to Frank spoke exclusively with HollywoodLife.com, telling us that it was Chris’s choice of words that escalated the fight. Our insider said that Chris said, “F*ck y’all gay a** n***as,” to openly-gay Frank.
Our insider continued, “Yeah, Chris’ car or whatever car he was rolling in was in a reserved spot. But no one was blocking him and security told him he couldn’t park there and that’s when some fool from his crew got wild and started acting crazy and tripping out on everybody. It was just crazy because they know better but they are so hood and it makes no sense. It’s sad.”
I am seriously more confused now than when I started writing this. The first source – the one claiming that Frank Ocean called Rihanna a “hoe” – is that source from Team Breezy or Team Ocean? Or is it just some bystander? Because at first I was like, “Oh, Chris’s defense is that Frank trash-talked Rihanna? Seriously?” But then it took a turn, like the source can’t even believe that Chris beat the crap out of Frank Ocean for calling Rihanna a name.
As for the second version of events – which has Chris dropping some slurs as the instigation – that seems so believable. Bossip was on top of this version too, speaking to a legal expert who claims that if Chris really did drop those slurs as part of some kind of physical attack, it’s not just assault – it’s a hate crime. Which would be amazing, if Chris Brown was charged with a hate crime. Because that young man is FULL OF HATE.
Oh, and he’s not just full of hate. He’s also full of s–t. This is what he Instagram’d last night with the message “Painting the way I feel today…Focus on what matters!” Yes, Chris Brown feels like Jesus. For real.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Frank Ocean’s Instagram and WENN.