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Chris Brown Feels Like Jesus, While Frank Ocean Wants to Press Charges

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The aftermath of the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean brawl is proving to include some curious elements, including the news that Ocean is looking to press charges, and Brown is feeling a lot like Jesus Christ.

The fight between the two music stars took place Sunday night in West Hollywood at the Westlake Recording Studios, where the men reportedly got into over a parking space.

TMZ reports things got heated when Ocean refused to shake Brown's hand and laughed at the outreached hand, which didn't go over so well with the tempestuous R&B singer. "Chris was so pissed he coldcocked Ocean and started an all-out war."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed Monday that Ocean is looking to press charges, with Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore telling the media: "The victim is desirous of prosecution."

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The LASD don't consider Brown a "wanted man," but they sure do want to talk to him. According to 97.1 AMP/CBS2, Whitmore said of Brown: "He’s not an outlaw. It is a misdemeanor battery case."

Brown has denied being the instigator of the fight, and spent his time Monday sulking, and expressing himself in art. His self-directed art therapy produced an illustration of Jesus, which Brown posted to his Instagram account with this caption: "Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!"

Regardless of what mattered enough to warrant a meeting of the fists Sunday night, as TMZ describes, the Westlake Studios' lobby was pretty torn up from the fight: "[S]ources 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."

The LASD's Steve Whitmore says there were no serious injuries, “just some minor scrapes.”