Taking to Tumblr, Ocean wrote a brief message to fans indicating that he has no interest in pressing charges.
In the message, Ocean said that he's evolved since his younger days, when he may have been prone to acting more rashly. "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer. I'm an artist and a modern person. "
The singer continued, explaining that his mantra is more akin to live and let live than an eye for an eye. "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.”
Eyewitnesses to the incident stated that Chris Brown threw the first punch.