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Chris Brown goes on rampage at 'Good Morning America' after he's asked about Rihanna beating case

R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos, left, for a probation progress report hearing on Feb. 22.

Chris Brown went on a rampage on the set of "Good Morning America" after being asked about the criminal case against him involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

The outburst comes less than a month after a judge in Los Angeles praised Brown and downgraded a restraining order issued against him after he hit Rihanna.

ABC News reported that Brown smashed a window at the studio after ABC News anchor Robin Roberts asked him about the criminal case. 

"Once backstage, according to insiders, Brown stormed into his dressing room and started screaming and tearing the room apart," ABC reported. "Workers in the building called security. Before they arrived, insiders say Brown smashed a window in his dressing room, with the glass shattering and falling onto 43rd and Broadway."

R&B singer Brown had completed a court-mandated domestic violence education program in January.

Brown was sentenced to the 52-week program, along with five years’ probation and 180 hours community service, after pleading guilty in August 2009 to felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna after a party.  

At a hearing in February, Judge Patricia Schnegg commended Brown on his progress but noted that she wanted input from Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, before making a final decision on whether to lift the restraining order.

It's unclear whether Brown's actions Tuesday would affect his criminal case.
When asked about the case on "Good Morning America," he said only: "It's not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life."

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Photo: R&B singer Chris Brown, right, appears in court with attorney Mark Geragos for a probation progress report hearing Feb. 22 in Los Angeles. Credit: David McNew / Getty Images

Here is video of Roberts' interview with Brown:

 
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I can understand where Chris Brown is coming from when he says that the past is the past and he wants to keep it that way. But he has to know that people are still going to have questions regarding the domestic incident between him and Rihanna. The article also states that he completed a court-mandated domestic violence program, which I am pretty sure included anger-management classes, but it seems that he did not master that class. Chris Brown still has anger issues that probably led him to assault Rihanna, go on a Twitter rant and to destroy the backstage set and dressing room at GMA. He needs to learn and understand that people are ALWAYS going to bring up your past but there is a diplomatic way to handle those situations. I wish that Chris Brown gets the real help that he needs and I wish him and Rihanna nothing but the best.

He's a punk. Despite the tats and need to be violent, he picks on women and throws hissy fits. Dude shops at the Beverly Center and plays basketball at a West Hollywood gym. He tries to act like a thug but only in safe places (ie Good Morning America?). Hopefully his judge sees all this and sends him to L.A. county jail. He would be in protective custody but still let him see what the lifestyle he pretends to be in is really like.

would everybody just let it go! yes he beat rihanna and that is not right under any circumstance but in order for him to move on in his life then we need to drop it also. chris brown is still doing his thing soooooo yehhhhhh hop off.

A thug is a thug.

@ 2threwwitit What kind of a delusional statement is that? The boy (and I do mean boy in the sense of immaturity and a clear lack of respect and discipline) clearly has the temper of a child as evidenced by his PAST and RECENT actions. Clearly "moving past this" is a figure of speech for the child only to appease people like .... fill in the blank.

A zebra can't change his stripes. He is what he is.

This guy is a good example of the limitations of forced treatment.

He needs to go back to Anger Management class.

While I admire Robin, her questions were a bit tasteless. Let the young man move on. What happened to Rihanna was horrible--prayerfully, she has recovered and is moving on. Robin, tsk, tsk!

He clearly still has issues that need to be worked out BUT honestly even though he has recently received punishment and such the incident itself happened FEB 2009!! I would be tired as hell of hearing and being asked the same questions over and over again for over 2 years. It is done and over with .... all he is trying to do is promote is album .... She should not have even been brought up.

THE PROBLEM WAS, THE WOMAN CONTINUED TO GO BACK IN THE PAST TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT RIHANNA, AND HE WAS CONTRACTED TO PROMOTE THE NEW ALBUM, SHE CONTINUED TO TRY TO ASK ABOUT THE SITUATION TWO YEARS AGO, AND HE STR8 OUT SAID LETS TALK ABOUT WHY I CAME, THATS TO PROMOTE HIS ALBUM, SO I DONT BLAME HIM FOR BEING UPSET, ITS JUST HOW YOU DEAL WITH SITUATIONS,. RIGHT NOW CHRIS NEEDS A CORNER MAN AND A CUT MAN TO HELP HIM OUT WHEN GOING IN THE RING OF FOOLISHNESS,. IF HE HOLDS HIS HEAD UP AND GO IN EXPECTING THESE SITUATIONS TO TAKE PLACE HE WILL BE ALRIGHT.

Blindsighted....Chris, now you see why Micheal Vick turned down the Oprah interview.

When GMA and other media promote violent criminals like this guy..they are serving the devil. Who cares if this little piece of nothing has a new CD out??? He's a violent little run of the mill criminal. Society and the media needs to stop promoting him and people like him. Worthless people doing worthless things.
The celebrities, the interviewers, the networks and the viewers.

Chris Brown deserves to be sent to a penitentiary in one of the Gulf Coast states where he WILL learn some anger management if he throws a Hollywood-style hissy fit, and learn some manners.

"Chris Brown went on a rampage"

- We all can see that this dude is a time bomb waiting to go off on another woman. And ladies - what in the world do you see it this violent infant? Money? That won't help you when you are dead.

He needs to move in with Jack Nicholson for a while to get his anger management under control. "I said over easy!"

At least it looks like he's got his anger issues under control.

Good thing there wasn't a girlfriend in the green room with him.

Come on America let's move on!!!! I'm not in agreeance with what he did but, I do agree that everyone deserves a second chance. This young man is trying to get his life back together and the meida and America won't let him. Some may get upset when I say what he did wasn't the first that has ever happend and it won't be the last this happens everyday , if you gonna go after him then go after all of men or women that beat on their spouse!!!!!!

He could be arrested for property destruction. They could always catch him at the airport.

I am so disappointed in Chris Brown. I understand you becoming upset but why throw a tantrum as if you were 5 years old. There are others ways to express your dissatisfaction without being violent. You are right what happened between you and Rhinna was a while ago and people should remember you for your talent and not for the unfortunate mistake that you made. But in order for you to be able to put it behind you you need to handle yourself in such a manner that people can really look at you and see that you are not that person that you were then and you have learned from it and have grown. The way you behaved will always have people brining it up because they can get a negative reaction from you.

May God Bless you on your Journey through life

Toni

Another comment... Rage issues are not something that can be "cured" with counseling. The person is prone to being out of control and you don't want to be around them when they pop. This kid may lose some of his inability to deal with emotion over time (give him 15 years), but he should see some serious consequence from his actions for the time being.

Brown, Lohan and Sheen: The DUMBEST League of America.

"It's not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life." Past it? Apparently not based on his violent (and immature) reaction.

I say good for Roberts. She tried to lessen the blow of the difficult line of questioning by joking around a tad much (Bashir would have torn him apart). It was awkward, but what does this guy deserve? Free advertising for his new cd?

He made an egregious error that night in LA, and it is right that he be called to task for it (beyond the slap on the wrist that is community service and probation). It's completely relevant that he have to talk about it at least until his probation is up in 2014. You have to pay to play. You write a catchy song and America will listen, but it doesn't mean they have to like you.

Well, I can see that the Domestic Violence course absolutely did nothing to bring this guys temper down a notch. Brown probably thought this whole thing was Rihanna's fault since her face got in the way of his fist. He needs to repeat the 52-week course...and this time with a passing grade.

 
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