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Chris Brown investigated for possible assault

The singer was allegedly involved in a row with Frank Ocean over a parking space.

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AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING allegations that Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown assaulted a man in a West Hollywood parking lot.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a report last night of six men fighting.

Witnesses told deputies that the brief fight was over a parking space.

The department says the “altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim.”

The “victim” wasn’t identified but the celebrity website TMZ, which first reported the incident outside a recording studio, says the fight also involved Frank Ocean, a nominee in the upcoming Grammy Awards.

He later tweeted about the incident:

Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys. Lol. I only wish Everest was there.
Cut my finger now I can’t play with two hands at the Grammys.

The police department says it will contact Brown later.

Brown’s attack on singer Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammy awards overshadowed the show. He was injured in a June 2012 brawl with members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage at a New York nightclub.

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