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Chris Brown is opening up about a physical altercation involving himself and fellow singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.
Brown, 23, recently admitted that he put the altercation that took place with Ocean, 25, behind him two months after the incident took place.
"With the Frank Ocean situation, I'll put it like this. It's in the past," Brown said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood on Los Angeles' Power 106. "Some stuff went down but it's … always sensationalized and people blow it out of proportion."
Ocean, 25, and Brown, 23, reportedly engaged in a physical altercation outside of a West Hollywood, Calif. recording studio on Jan 27. Witnesses said Brown started the dispute when he punched Ocean over a parking space, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
While numerous reports claimed Ocean wanted to press charges against Brown, the former took to his Tumblr account to let fans know that he decided against doing so.
"As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man," Ocean wrote on his Tumblr page Saturday. "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."
Brown said that he has respect for Ocean's music, while refusing to rehash the cause of the altercation between the pair.
"I've got respect for his music and I respect everybody else," Brown said on Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show. "I'm not really trying to go back down that route, everything for me is moving forward."
While Brown said he is working to learn from his mistakes, the singer also revealed that he is not ashamed of what has happened.
"I'm about to be damn near 25," Brown said on the radio show. "I can't live my life being ashamed of who I am."