January 3, 2013


Frank Ocean Busted for Marijuana Possession


UPDATE: Ocean took to Twitter to admit two things the world already knew: He likes weed and drives BMWs fast.

2012 did not end as planned for Frank Ocean, who was pulled over New Year's Eve and cited for possession of marijuana in California.

In a statement erroneously calling Ocean a "rap artist," Mono County Sherriff's Office released the following: "On Monday, December 31, 2012, at approximately 4:30pm, a Mono County Deputy Sheriff, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol Officer, observed a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on US Hwy 395.

"The vehicle was stopped by the Deputy. As the Deputy approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from inside the car. Christopher Breaux, aka Frank Ocean, age 25, of Beverly Hills, CA, had a small bag of marijuana on his person. Mr. Breaux was cited for possession of marijuana and released."

According to CBS Local, "Ocean received a Notice to Appear for driving with a suspended license, speeding and for the tinted front windows."

Ocean declined to comment via his representative, but tweeted a link to Wikipedia's entry for "The Streisand Effect," the phenomenon that the more you try to suppress information, the more sought after it becomes. The singer also posted a picture from the back of a police car via his Instagram with the caption "Worst trip ever."