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Chris Brown apologizes -- sort of -- about 'Good Morning America' tantrum

March 24, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Chrisb Chris Brown issued an apology of sorts for his backstage outburst Tuesday at "Good Morning America" after anchor Robin Roberts questioned him during an interview about the continuing aftermath of his assault two years ago of former girlfriend Rihanna.

In an appearance on BET's "106th & Park," Brown said he was sorry if he startled anyone at ABC with his behavior, adding that he was "disappointed" in his actions. He said he was "thrown off" by Roberts' questions about Rihanna when he thought he was there only to promote his new album.

He said he felt deceived and that the producers primarily wanted "to exploit me" whereas he wanted to focus on the "positivity and creativity" of the album. He later "let off steam" in the back, noting that he didn't physically attack anyone.

A "Good Morning America" representative said Brown trashed a dressing room and broke a window.

Brown said he had heard fans had sent threats to Roberts and advised them to be more positive.

-- Greg Braxton


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Photo: Chris Brown talks to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America." Credit: Ida Mae Astute / ABC/Associated Press