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Chris Brown wants to talk to detectives about Frank Ocean brawl

January 31, 2013 | 10:29 am

Chris Brown is willing to be interviewed by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials investigating his brawl with Frank Ocean over a parking space that took place at a West Hollywood recording studio, a person close to the musician said.

But so far, the person said, Brown has not been contacted by authorities.

Sheriff's officials have said they want to interview Brown and Ocean about the incident.

Brown allegedly punched Ocean during the brawl Sunday night in the 7200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, authorities said.

"Chris Brown is a named suspect in a battery report," said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore in an interview this week. "The victim is desirous of prosecution."

Whitmore said investigators want to talk to any witnesses as well.

Brown has not made any public statements. But on a social media platform Monday, he said he was focusing on work and "not negativity."

Ocean said on Twitter he "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol."

Brown is on probation for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles the night before the Grammys in February 2009. He also reportedly got into a fight with singer Drake last summer at a New York nightclub.

In the Sunday night incident, officials said deputies responded to a report of six men fighting at the recording studio. Witnesses told them Brown and Ocean were involved in a brawl over a parking spot.

After the brief clash, the parties were separated, officials said, and Brown and his entourage left before deputies arrived.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

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