Chris Brown is in trouble again
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 23:01
Singers Chris Brown and Frank Ocean fought in a parking lot on Sunday, Jan. 29. Details are sketchy surrounding the incident, but what is known is that the fight involved a parking spot, both their entourages engaged in the fight, and Chris Brown and his entourage left before the police arrived.
An anonymous source told MTV News that Frank Ocean approached Brown in a threatening manner and told them that he did not want him at his studio. The same source said Brown tried to cool the situation and tried to shake his hand when Ocean refused and attacked him. Another source told MTV News that Brown instigated the fight and hit Ocean first. Details are not quite clear. However, Brown and his entourage did flee before the police arrived and Ocean said that Brown attacked him first and that he will be pressing charges. The two singers have a history of bad blood. Prior to this fight, Ocean and Brown had a fight via Twitter. Following their altercation in the parking lot, Brown posted a picture of a cross on Instagram and compared himself to Jesus.
At this same time a few years ago on the eve of the Grammys, Chris Brown was arrested for the viciously beating Rihanna. According to the police report, she was beaten within an inch of her life. He was sentenced to five years of probation. This extremely light punishment for a severe crime is one that the artist has not taken very seriously. In the last few years, he has aggressively responded to other celebrities and fans who speak poorly of his actions with derogatory, offensive and even homophobic language. Most of these ignorant responses have been through Twitter. He once Tweeted that he does not understand why people will not get over what happened when people continue to praise Charlie Sheen. He quickly deleted this Tweet. Less than a year ago, he was in a fight in a bar with the rapper Drake. Two months ago, he engaged in a vicious battle via Twitter with comedy writer Jenny Johnson in which he said, “ask Rihanna if she mad” and other vulgar Tweets. He has repeatedly shown no remorse for his actions and continues to cause trouble. It seems that Chris Brown is not eager in any way to turn his life around or change in any way.
At his most recent probation hearing, he failed a drug test. Despite the failure and all his behavior, the judge gave him a positive report and gave him a warning not to fail another drug test. Not very long after that he posted pictures of himself smoking marijuana overseas via Instagram. MTV News contacted the Los Angeles Probation Department for a comment, but they refused to comment and said only that they would investigate this as a violation of his parole.
It is not clear who started this fight, but Frank Ocean continues to speak out in the press, stating that he will press charges against Chris Brown. This would be bad news for Brown, who has continually pushed the limits of his probation. Could this possibly be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
But what if Brown did not start the fight? There seems to be different stories from different witnesses which is most likely due to their bias as all involved were friends with one of the singers. If Brown did not start the fight, it may come down to Ocean’s word against his, and given Brown’s track record as well as his constant need to instigate conflicts it does not look good for Chris Brown. It is certainly hard to imagine that Frank Ocean went out of his way to attack Chris Brown or that Brown responded to Ocean’s alleged aggression as calmly as one witness reported. Despite what did or did not happen, Brown’s prior actions have pushed his probation far enough before this incident and has been practically begging to be punished. Perhaps when this is all sorted it out, he will get what he has asked for and deserves.