Frank Ocean Offers ‘Forgiveness’ to Chris Brown, Won’t Press Charges

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is putting a peaceful end to his feud with Chris Brown. The “Thinkin Bout You” singer has decided to find forgiveness and not press charges.

Following their brawl that occurred last month at a recording studio in West Hollywood, Ocean spoke out about the incident in a letter on his blog.

“As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man,” wrote Ocean, who is nominated for six Grammys. “But as a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person.”

He decided to let bygones be bygones and not press any charges or file a lawsuit. “I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit.”

The decision wasn’t an easy one to make. “Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace,” he said.

Frank suffered a cut finger, while Chris injured his hand during the altercation. Chris maintains that Frank started the fight by refusing to shake his hand, while an eyewitness claims Chris threw the first punch. Chris fled the scene and has yet to speak with police about the incident.

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122 Comments

  1. Critics

    Publicity stunts……hate them. I love Frank’a music but hate his attitude.

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    An0thrDream Reply:

    @Critics, Too mature for you huh? Must be difficult being a hoodlum

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    hmm Reply:

    @An0thrDream, no Frank saw the video tape that Chris attorney presented to him and LAPD. He decided to drop the charges.

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    kelly Reply:

    @hmm, You know thats right, I hope Chris leaks the tape so everybody cas see how much of a desperate liar frank is..

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    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @hmm, Basically this… LOL. Frank needs to sit his ass down somewhere. Trying to come off like he’s the innocent one. Fuck outta here

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    Love Reply:

    @An0thrDream, stop being ignorant. just because one does not like frank’s baby like immature attention seeking actions doesnt mean that person is a hoodlum nor a lessor just STOP!
    He realized there was footage of Chris NOT starting the fight and dropped out. Yet he tweeted “got jumped by chris” and goes on about the story when the rest of the world stopped..
    Kinda pathetic if you ask me…

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    chris shortts Reply:

    @Critics, you are so sad frank is a man and a very respectful role model. he handled it like a adult like alot of celebs forget that they are.

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  2. Dee

    I lost repsect for Frank. This was a publicity stunt (2nd one) and he started the altercation with Chris Brown. I bought ‘Channel Orance’ but will not be supporting his future efforts. No time PR stunts in 2013.

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    Heather Reply:

    @Dee, For every “fan” Frank Ocean lost after his coming out and the “internet fight” with Chris Brown (which BROWN started, with the underhanded tweet), he’s gained 10 more. He’ll live without your fair weathered support of him.

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    Ant Reply:

    @Heather, Chris Brown did not start the internet fight. Frank Ocean just took his tweet the wrong way.

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    miles Reply:

    @Ant, No. Chris Brown was arguing with Frank’s friend Tyler. Why would you make fun of somebody then try to compliment their best friend? Frank took the comment as Chris being slick

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    Love Reply:

    @miles, we all know you dislike chris. shut tf up. Chris wasnt being rude in any type of way.. if chris wanted to be rude he would be RUDE.

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    re Reply:

    @Dee, you probably only bought his album because he came out and you pittied him. now you dont wont support him over more equally petty shit. you are one fickle, shallow fan of music

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    ShameOnYourself Reply:

    @re, And you are a bigot.

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    ree Reply:

    @ShameOnYourself, lol you clearly have no idea what that word means

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    Dee Reply:

    @re, I support good music/artists/singers songwriters but NOT artists that continually pull PR stunts. This is Frank’s 4th PR stunt in less than a year. He should have just let his talent speak for itself. I’m not a fan of the PR stunt BS. *Kayne shrug*

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    Gyary Reply:

    @Dee, If you’re THAT narrow-minded to believe everything the media says, good on you!

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    Love Reply:

    @Gyary, HOW IS SHE NARROW MINDED IF THE MEDIA PRAISED FRANK AND BASHED CHRIS???

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    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @Love, because he believed it without questioning it

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    Dee Reply:

    @Gyary, No, I’ll just support singer/songwriters who don’t think they need PR stunts to get recognition/sell albums.

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  3. Trace

    Um. Well, Frank is always going to be the bigger man and I can respect him even more for that. Reportedly, all he did was laugh at Chris Brown. When a simple laugh is enough to warrant a fist, it’s something wrong in the head of the AGGRESSOR.

    It’s fine, though. Frank will shut all the haters up on Grammy night.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Trace, Co-sign!!!!!

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    Hov Reply:

    @Trace, dumbass

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  4. FuckFrank

    Fuckin fag. I lost all respect for Frank Ocean. You failed your publicity stunt.

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    Issa Reply:

    @FuckFrank, A gay slur? Was that meant to enhance your ignorant commment? Insecure ass.

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    kayo mayo schmayo Reply:

    @Issa, multiple personalities, much?

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  5. Dannyboy

    I said from day one, no charges would be filed, I to believe it was a pr stunt on his behalf, after all look who was just added to the Grammy awards to perform.

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    Dee Reply:

    @Dannyboy, Yep, it was a PR stunt.

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  6. _TUH

    Frank got some nerve! “Forgiveness” seems to be what Chris wanted in the 1st place. HELL he was showing the bitch nigga props & he wanted beef…fuck him & this fake ass statement & yes this was a publicity stunt on his part.

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    Liam Reply:

    @_TUH, You mad? lmao

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    _TUH Reply:

    @Liam, ah ki ki…u thought…more like annoyed

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    Love Reply:

    @Liam, she mad? she tellin the truth thats what she IS doing.

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  7. Arie

    This has always been about the Grammys.

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    Love Reply:

    @Arie, he was stirrin up the pot for some promo and attention for his performance..

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  8. RagerNYK

    So because Frank refused to shake Chris’s hand after Chris had his cousins had his cousins try to jump Frank a year ago, Frank started the fight? Smh Chris Brown fans are the worst.

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    boop Reply:

    @RagerNYK, what? that made no sense how does chris cousins pertain to this incident. frank needs to shut his emotional ass up he was never gonna press charges cause he know that shit was on tape and he started it.

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    Vance Reply:

    @boop, LEARN TO READ. And Chris clearly started this. He is the one who tried to get physical, not Frank.

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    boop Reply:

    @Vance, well your clearly stupid im glad to know you were there in person.

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    RagerNYK Reply:

    @boop, Witnesses there said Chris threw the first punch. But believe Chris’ camp

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  9. Yasmine

    Here come the Chris Brown stans with their basic ass, typical comments. *files nails*

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  10. Pilar

    Watch all the fake Frank Ocean fans say “I lost all respect for him. I’ll never listen to his music again.”

    No, bitches. 1) You’ll be listening to a Frank Ocean song before they day is over, 2) If you “lost respect” for Frank Ocean, you would not be clicking on nor commenting on a post related to Frank Ocean.

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    jub Reply:

    @Pilar, noo. they clicked on it cause they like frank. but then actually read the article. They thought “what an arrogant ass frank is. this definitely a pr stunt”. and then they lost respect. and i agree with them. i may still listen to his music though.

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  11. miles

    why is everything a celebrity does a “publicity stunt”. you know this stuff happens to ordinary people everyday right?

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    Molooder Reply:

    @miles, Exactly people act like celebrities are above fucking up and doing stupid shit and the only reason they get into stupid shit is for publicity. What does Frank Ocean need publicity for???? He’s gonna be performing in a few days at the Grammys and might even win some. Oh and laughing at someone’s offer for a handshake is no reason to hit someone. *sigh* Chris Brown stans.

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    YEAKELLY Reply:

    @Molooder,

    Yes celebrities are real people, but do us “real people” post any and everything online…that would be a no. Frank is playing the victim him and is trying to be funny. i like both, as artists, but as people in general, they BOTH have alot to work on in their personal lives.

    and by the way, he was only anounced after the incident.

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    MC Reply:

    @YEAKELLY, actually for the most part a good majority of everyday ppl do post our whole life online.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @YEAKELLY, You must not have a facebook because YES they do post any and everything online

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    Yeakelly Reply:

    @channelPink, @MC oh well in Europe we have better things to do than bitch an complain on Facebook and twitter about how much we hate our lives. I mean damn, u Americans have it so good that u guys take ur petty problems to Facebook?? Lol laughable.

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  12. Tevin

    Y’all know Frank Ocean wasn’t really finna sue this drug addicted woman beater. Frank got shit that’s actually important on his mind …. like …. performing at the Grammys and them 6 Grammy nods!

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  13. Chicago

    so bascially they made a deal behind the scenes to fuck and make peace…just being real..

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  14. Chicago

    So basically they made a deal to have sex to resolve this conflict.. Im just saying..

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    Victoria Reply:

    @Chicago, LOL. I’m sure Frank is able to select a man from a boy and Chris is certainly the latter, as he’s proven over the years.

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    really? Reply:

    @Chicago, HA

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  15. jub

    frank…..smh….as a fan of you and your music, this is just disappointing.

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    Ewan Reply:

    @jub, Would you be less disappointed if he decided to sue Chris, then?

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  16. boop

    frank just wanted to make Chris look like the bad guy just in time for the Grammys. that is why he tweeted about his cut finger with his gay ass. i hope miguel wins!

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    Catherine Reply:

    @boop, Miguel WILL win at least 1 of the 4 Grammys he’s nominated for. But Frank’s sexuality is irrelevant and it’s highly doubtful that he will leave empty-handed.

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    kelly Reply:

    @Catherine, Miguel is the F truth he made 2 cd’s that I can listen two all the way through.. Now hes a Talent, now if he picked up some dance moves, well then that boy could takeover…

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  17. Chauncey

    Chris Brown fans have no other comments to fall back other outside of “fag”, “publicity stunt” and “hating.” But what else is new?

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    YEAKELLY Reply:

    @Chauncey, and you Frank fans have no comments other than chris being immature and a woman beater. Pot meet kettle

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  18. leya

    Frank is full of crap and did this for publicity and people falling for it.First he comes out right before his album was released now this shit right before the grammys.Frank may be talented but thats not what hes using to get ahead.He will win for sure now and frank knew this incident would make sure of it.I totally believe frank started it and hes not pressing charges not because hes a bigger person but because he know he is at fault.Chris has fuck up before and because of that he is an easy target and frank used that plain and simple

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    Xavier Reply:

    @leya, lmfao, Chris Brown hasn’t matured since the day he entered the industry. You tried tho.

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    leya Reply:

    @Xavier, and where exactly do I say he’s matured or even hinted that I believe he had? I just stated my views

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  19. #RihannaNAVi

    everyone rides Frank Oceans dick so hard. His music is SHIT

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    Peter Reply:

    @#RihannaNAVi, Ironic words from a stan of the human punching bag.

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  20. rere

    fuck frank ocean that what he get u talk s##t u get beat writen that long a## letter want somebody to feel sorry for him frank is gay not a girl at the end of the day he is still a man thank you and good bye!

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    Max Reply:

    @rere, Feel better now?

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    Monty Reply:

    @rere, Most ridiculous comment posted. Chris Brown must be so proud of his pre-teen militia.

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  21. wonderland19

    I’m glad this is over. Francesca really showed his true colours this week. I’m waiting for the day when everybody wakes up to this attention seeker and sees him for who he really is.

    Christopher, keep your head up. Take a break, work on your album, enjoy some quality time with Rihanna, talk to your fans, talk to God and come back and slay the charts. You are here for greater things. Don’t let the enemy come in and out of ur life. Your fans are with you. Bring on project ‘X’!!!

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    Sebastian Reply:

    @wonderland19, I see Frank for who he truly is. A talented, respectable artist who has fans outside of hormonal, teenage girls.

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  22. ummm

    Lets be real. If it was as black and white as Frank got jumped and CB cold cocked him, he would be pressing charges from here to timbuktu. I am sure the truth is somewhere in between and both parties acted childish. Next time.1) Frank talk to security if someone is taking something you believe is rightfully yours, especially if you already have issues with that person. 2) CB keep your damn hands to yourself, especially while on probation and learn these simple words, my bad, sorry, I’m out and keep it moving. My brothers we have to do better!!!!!

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  23. do better

    How do you shade someone in the first line and then say your about forgiveness. Whatever both artist need to do better.Black History Month. Lets support eachother with love not hate.

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  24. ummm

    Thank goodness CB doesn’t have social media or this would turn into a hot mess. Frank for future reference,talk to security if you have an issue with rules and regulations. CB: keep your hands to yourself, learn to walk away. My brothers we must do better.

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  25. really?

    who to believe, the guy who sings about love and respect, or the woman beater who sings about how much money he makes?… hmm…

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  26. ShameOnYourself

    The level of insanity in the comments on this site worries me. Frank’s response, his “forgiveness” was elegantly done. This paragraph has more intelligence, class, and modesty than ANYTHING Chris Brown has ever written or done in his life time. As a Black woman, I hope that the people that are making these comments are not women. Not because of the Rihanna affair (which was despicable), but because they are disagreeing with a man who decided not to succumb to Chris Brown’s level. If this is about Frank’s sexuality, you are all bigots and spit on your ancestors who endured discrimination throughout their lives. If this is about Frank’s “manliness,” let me tell you that it takes more of a man to not throw a punch than to do so. Those are the men that you should want in your life, and I am saddened that you are still in the illusion that this depicts “weakness.”

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    notsofast Reply:

    @ShameOnYourself, just curious, were you there? I think they both threw punches, I thought his response was elegent towards the end but also backhanded at the same time. Do you honestly think Frank walked up to CB and said, excuse me but I believe your in my parking spot, CB said my bad tried to shake his hand, Frank laughed and CB punched him. Both artist were wrong and just because one artist can speak/write elegently doesn’t make him any less responsible for the mess that went down.

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    ShameOnYourself Reply:

    @notsofast, It doesn’t matter if I was there or not. I believe Chris’s past speaks for its self, but I did not write my response to say Chris Brown or Frank Ocean was right or wrong on that night. It is the way they handled it. Frank did right in writing this response. I am not even a fan of his or Chris Brown, but as a person he has gained my respect. He is doing something that Chris Brown lost a long time ago, setting a good standard for Black men. Elegant is also spelled with an A, which what Frank Ocean is. An “A” class man and he proved it in this response.

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    notsofast Reply:

    @ShameOnYourself, As a fan of both artist, I choose to focus on the positive, productive elements both artist bring to the table and believe both artist are responsible for the nonsense that transpired, btw excuse my spelling as English is not my primary language

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    ShameOnYourself Reply:

    @notsofast, By focusing on whose fault it was? You focusing on only “positive, productive elements” is naive. If people only did that slavery would still be in existence, women rights would be non-existent, and society would never be able to progress in an ethical fashion. My comment was intended to speak to the bigger, overall picture. Only focusing on what you want will lead you to blind denial, which leads to willful ignorance, which is one of the worse crimes a intelligent human being could ever do to themselves.

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    Lauren Reply:

    @ShameOnYourself, Thank you for those words of wisdom! I completely agree!

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  27. REM

    Surely if it was a publicity stunt he WOULD press charges? People so quick to hate..

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  28. 2013

    After that,Frank lost my repect,This was a publicity stunt.
    I think Chris is innocent.

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    Siva Reply:

    @2013, Chris Brown, the innocent party? Nice try.

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  29. xedos

    PR stunt trying to get sympathy for the Grammy’s when he’s the one who started the Drama in 2011

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    Bianca Reply:

    @xedos, Why would a man with 6 Grammy nods need sympathy? Riddle me that, please. And no, dummy, Chris Brown started this drama when he sent that tweet of Shade to Frank. Chris is the guilty one.

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    Jake Reply:

    @xedos, LOL yeah, everything that goes askew between famous people is a PR stunt. Have a seat in a fucking beach chair, basic bitch. __________/

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    ree Reply:

    @xedos, why would he need sympathy for the grammy’s? he is nominated for multpile awards and is performing. please explain what kind of sympathy he needs from you.

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  30. Marcia

    You know you’re winning when your homophobic comments are the most people can conjure to knock you down. -sips lemonade-

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  31. Wesley

    This is what you get when you sign trash from the bowels of Virginia.

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  32. Apollo

    I am so damn happy someone had the good sense to seize that belligerent fool’s Twitter acct.

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  33. Ice

    Frank, don’t try to play the victim. You are equally wrong.

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    Lance Reply:

    @Ice, Yes, laughing at someone is the most horrible thing in the world. Oh boo hoo.

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    YEAKELLY Reply:

    @Ice, AMEN!

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  34. azebracuntnaj

    there was security cam frank.. and it was your team who provoke chris team. if anything, they should be the one pressing charge.

    this fag playing victim.

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    Ethan Reply:

    @azebracuntnaj, Takes a fag to know one.

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  35. Joyce Hawkins

    I’m so sorry, y’all. I should’ve gone to the clinic!

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    Love Reply:

    @Joyce Hawkins, youre trying to bash others yet uoure immature as fuck, abortion isnt funny and neither are you.

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  36. Man fuck all these bitches , I am a polygamist

    Although , most of this is franks faught I don’t see why Chris had too go to the level of violence . I think that the media is blowing this thing out of proportion and that it’s not as serious as others make it !

    As for Frank , I think that you should change your attitude and theirs also no need to be pressing charges In the first place , so what if you got jumped or whatever , Move on .

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  37. ......

    Frank ocean sucks!!!!! His music sucks!!!!!!

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  38. hmm

    apparently someone’s attorney show him videotape and decided to drop charges…#shameonFrank

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    Brice Reply:

    @hmm, You mean the video tape of Frank laughing at Chris and Chris proceeding to try and knock Frank out? Hmm, yeah, I’m sure that proved a lot.

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    Love Reply:

    @Brice, honey that was what a SUPPOSED eye witness from FRANKS CREW said. footage showed OTHERWISE.

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    CBE Forever Reply:

    @Love, U wasting your time with some of these dumb asses, they have an attention span of 1 day.

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  39. Jonathan

    All I can say is, Chris Brown is progressively commiting career suicide! SMDH… Chris is going to bark up the wrong tree one day and he is going to meet his maker.

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    Joe Reply:

    @Jonathan,too bad your opinion doesnt matter AT ALL

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    Hov Reply:

    @Jonathan, too bad your a dumbass and dont know what the fuck your talking about

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  40. GSTAR

    frank too afraid to lost his grammys LOL what a shame….. nice move but not wiser enough so GAY!

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  41. GSTAR

    frank too afraid to lose that grammy! what a lame move…. so gaaaaaayyy hahahaha

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    River Reply:

    @GSTAR, Actually, Frank is nominated for 6 Grammys. Chris is nominated for 1 — which he will lose to either Frank or Miguel. Oops. Poor lil dumbass.

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    lala Reply:

    @River, But he has what 5 grammy’s already and you have? i thought so ?

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  42. IV.

    Frank is clearly a publicity whore… Like seriously is it Rihanna?!

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    kelly Reply:

    @IV., riri dosent even try that hard

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  43. B. Murphey

    You have chosen to take the high road which is commendable. Unfortunately, it means that Chris Brown will not be held accountable for his behavior. He clearly has aggression issues and needs help.

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  44. Hate Nicki

    Frank is a publiticty stunt hoe

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  45. Arie

    Frank is not gonna be the last one to try and get some publicity at his expense, because everybody knows Chris is impulsive. Give it another two to three months and Chris will be involved in another squable and yet again people will believe he started it. I foresee this as becoming a trend for 2013 or as long as Chris is on probation. This is more than just Frank and Chris, I can only hope when this happens again because it will people will take a moment before passing judgement.

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    Love Reply:

    @Arie, tbh people will always try to throw chris under the bus yet the outcome is always in chris’ favour. YET these people blame chris when the evidence reports that chris isnt the one to blame.. how shallow..

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  46. Tracie

    Forgive? Forgive what?! Wasn’t he the one ranting and raving over a parking space and being ignorant? Smh…lol. Gotta love fags

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  47. really

    Never liked his over rated ass before and never will.

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  48. CBE Forever

    Chris’s past is an excuse for the dumb and ignorant not to research and know what really happened instead they come on gossip sites and write bullshit.

    *Footage obtained by the lawyers show Frank’s crew werent innocent, now his dropping charges all of a sudden when he wanted to press them? the funny part is because the media is not reporting this fools are still stuck on stupid talking about a random witness who’s just proved not credible…the people at the top are trying to destroy Chris now and its a shame, only his fans can defend…not many spiritual/religious people left on this planet and some of you better pray there is no god. smh…#everyone#will#be#judged

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  49. whitechocolate

    WOW. That letter…

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  50. Prouy of Uk 2013

    PR Stunt that what someone had Been said since day One that Frank O was not gonna press Charge on CB Plus Frank O offers forgiveness and I knew it was a Rumor since day One

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  51. The Crowd Updater

    Frank is full of shit!!! He needs to sit his ass down somewhere.

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