In an apparent reversal of widely reported comments made this week by the
"As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man," Ocean wrote in a brief post on his Tumblr page. "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."
Ocean and Brown are thought to have fought last Sunday at Westlake Recording Studios, where witnesses said a dispute over a parking space grew into a six-man melee.
That evening, Ocean tweeted, "got jumped by chris and a couple guys...."
On Monday sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Brown had been named as a suspect in a battery report and that Ocean was "desirous of prosecution."
But Ocean's post Saturday seems to indicate a change of heart.
The R&B singer is expected to perform Feb. 10 at the Grammy Awards, where he's up for prizes including best new artist and album of the year. Brown is nominated as well.