Was the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean fight really just over a parking spot? Or did a shared history of animosity between the musicians and their camps trigger it?
If you missed it, Chris was listening to artist he represents at an LA-area studio last night; when he went to leave, Ocean and his people blocked him in.
Chris reportedly went to shake hands with Frank, only to be attacked by one of Ocean's entourage members, and things went downhill from there.
Soon enough, a brawl involving six people broke out; Ocean told cops (and Tweeted) the fight started over a parking space, and that Brown punched him.
"Of course, we are going to investigate," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said, noting that it may lead nowhere.
"It is our understanding that it does not rise to the level of an alleged assault. As a matter of fact, it could be a minor scuffle over a parking spot."
Brown was named as the suspect in the battery report, and the victim wanted to prosecute, which seems crazy for such a random, minor altercation.
Te two performers have a history of warring with words, however.
In June 2011, Chris got into it with Odd Future star Tyler the Creator, Tweeting criticism of him (presumably), e.g. “All this demonic music is wack as s**t."
Tyler's reply? “Why Is Chris BrownTalking So Much Shit? Weird.”
Chris' reply: “Never mentioned @fucktyler or any of them N*****! General statement and your hype man hodgy caught feelings! #n*****sthatfeelguilty.”
That's when Tyler's Odd Future bandmate Frank Ocean got into the beef after Breezy compared him to songwriters James Fauntleroy and Kevin Cossom.
“I f*** wit Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossum,” Chris Brown tweeted, drawing Frank's ire ... and a harsh reply.
Frank Ocean replied: “i f***s wit chris brown, reminds me of a young sisqo or ike turner. i just dont like underhanded comments. thats all im saying.”
And on the feud went with the pair trading insults. Fast forward to 2012, when Chris was asked by a reporter about Frank Ocean coming out as bisexual.
“No homo,” Chris replied, which caused many to believe he was being homophobic. He's made gay slurs in the past, but denied he was in this case.
“My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is ......... Love who u wanna love. It's ur decision. People stop searching for BS,” Chris tweeted later.
Nothing along the lines of the Rick Ross shooting here, but probably enough bad blood/resentment to turn an otherwise innocuous situation ugly fast.