Singer Chris Brown performs in concert on this file photo.
Rising R&B artist Frank Ocean wants fellow singer
Chris Brown prosecuted following a brawl over a parking space
at a Los Angeles-area recording studio, authorities said.
Brown is serving five years probation for assaulting his
on-and-off girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and risks having his
probation revoked should charges be filed.
In the incident on Sunday, sheriff's deputies responded to a
call about a fight involving six men in West Hollywood. The
deputies cited witnesses as saying that the Grammy-winning
Brown, 23, punched Ocean during the brief altercation.
No charges have yet been filed, but Ocean "is desirous of
prosecution in this incident," said Los Angeles County
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
Ocean, 25, who is nominated for best new artist and best
record for "Thinkin Bout You" at the Grammys in February,
said on Twitter on Sunday night that he "got jumped by Chris
and a couple guys." He said this resulted in a cut finger.
A representative for Brown has yet to comment.
The "Look at me Now" singer has attempted to rebuild his
career and public image since 2009, but his entourage and
that of Canadian rapper Drake were involved in a June 2012
brawl in a New York nightclub. No arrests or charges were
brought in that case.
Brown and Ocean are both nominated in the best urban
contemporary album category at the Grammys, which take place
on February 10 in Los Angeles.