Chris Brown threw the first punch in his brawl with Frank Ocean … after Frank disrespected the singer in front of his boys … an eyewitness tells TMZ.
According to someone who was on scene, Chris lost his cool in the parking lot of the famous Westlake Recording Studios in L.A. Sunday when Frank refused to shake his hand.
We’re told Frank simply laughed at the gesture … and Chris was so pissed he coldcocked Ocean and started an all-out war. As we first reported, Chris denies being the aggressor.
The fight quickly moved to the lobby of the studio … and sources say the brawling posses demolished the place –“They managed to break almost everything in the room and scare all of the staff members working” says the witness.
We’re told the receptionist called 911 … and Chris booked it. As TMZ first reported, Frank stuck around for the cops … and griped about how he felt “blindsided” by Chris.
One last thing — we’re told the parking situation at the recording studio is a serious hierarchy — with the bigger artists taking the better spots … and it’s been that way for years. We’re told Chris clearly felt he deserved the top spot … and Frank disrespected him by taking it for himself.
See, this scenario sounds way more likely than the one we first heard. Because sorry, but if there’s a situation involving Chris Brown and it turns out that someone was being a dick, the dick is going to be Chris Brown. Always.
There’s more news on this fight, too: TMZ spoke with police, who say that they have surveillance video of the fight. But remember how the fight moved from the parking lot to the lobby of the recording studio? The cameras were just in the lobby. They say that in that video, Chris and Frank aren’t physically fighting, but their friends are.
Also, Chris’ lawyer contacted police to tell them that Chris was totally ready to talk to them about what happened, because “he knows he did nothing wrong.” Ha. Oh, and Chris left real quick when he heard someone was calling 911 because his lawyer told him that if he ever felt like he was about to get in trouble, he needed to leave immediately. Apparently his lawyer forgot to really define what kind of trouble he was talking about.
Team Frank Ocean. Did that even need to be said?