February 4th, 2013
We first reported on the Chris Brown and Frank Ocean altercation last week as news of a brawl outside of a Los Angeles recording studio involving both artists broke. We don’t want to get mixed up in the particulars as the only people who know what exactly went down are the people who were present at the brawl (granted, it looks like Chris planned to jump Frank at the studio and that previous history of beating Grammy nominated artists doesn’t help his case). But what I want to shed light on is the fact that Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to, yet again, blow my mind whole.
Frank posted a simple blog writing, “as a child i thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. but as a man i am not a killer. i’m an artist and a modern person. i’ll choose sanity. no criminal charges. no civil lawsuit. forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. peace, albeit trite, is what i want in my short life. peace. (sic)”
Based on the case the police and Ocean’s team could potentially build, it seemed like a slam dunk for the prosecution against Chris Brown (and for the media circus that would ensue, I suppose). Because Chris Brown is on probation he probably would be sent to jail. I’m not too certain on how the American prison systems work, but I have it on good authority that if you hit women, have a history of violence, jump innocents, and act like an all-round jackass, then the likelihood of jail time is pretty good. However, after such said violence with Rihanna, Frank Ocean, failing drug tests, and that other altercation with Drake, one might think that Chris Brown is one lucky guy.
Whatever. Let’s stay positive and return to what really matters: Frank Ocean and his ability to forgive. We commend Frank on being able to move past and forward. A part of me kinda feels like Frank should have seized this opportunity to take Chris off the streets. No matter. I just hope Justin Timberlake is right in singing, “What goes around… comes around.”
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