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Chris Brown has meltdown after 'Good Morning America' asks about Rihanna

Chrisbrown Chris Brown got a little more than he bargained for during a promotional stop Tuesday for his new album. During a sit-down on ABC's "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts pressed the singer about the legal troubles stemming from his 2009 altercation on a Los Angeles street with then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown was accused of savagely beating the pop star and eventually pled guilty to felony assault and was placed on five years probation.

Roberts began the interview by noting that Brown's restraining order against Rihanna had been relaxed and wondering whether the two still saw each other.

"I mean, not really," he said. "It's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life. I think today's the album day, so that's what I'm focused on. Everybody go get that album."

The exchange went downhill from there, as Roberts made perfunctory mention of the album and then sidled back to the Rihanna incident as Brown grew visibly upset:


But that wasn't all. After performing his new song "Yeah 3x," Brown stormed off the set and back to his dressing room, according to ABC. The show's staff heard loud noises coming from the room and called security. When Brown and his entourage departed a short time later, the staff discovered that a window in the dressing room had been smashed.

An ABC spokeswoman said that the network did not plan to press charges against Brown over the damage, which might have affected his probation if police had gotten involved.

Show Trackers, what do you think of Brown's latest incident? Is he entitled to move on, or has the Rihanna altercation forever marred his career? 


Album review: Chris Brown's 'F.A.M.E.'

-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Chris Brown interviewed by Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America." Credit: Ida Mae Astute / Associated Press

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I think that Chris Brown doesn't want to be held accountable for being an abuser.

I think that Chris Brown (like Charlie Sheen and any number of other high-profile abusers) is accustomed to getting his way and cannot understand why he is not allowed to do as he wishes.

I think that we - as a society - have every reason to expect that Chris Brown be held accountable for his vicious beating of his then-girlfriend.

What message would we be sending to other abusers, to future abusers, and to victims if he wasn't held accountable for his actions?

Why would we expect that somebody who beat his girlfriend - less than two years ago - be allowed to peddle his music without questions regarding his abusive acts? Would he be left alone if he had committed other felonies instead? Is there something about dating abuse that is somehow more acceptable?

Chris Brown (like Charlie Sheen and his ilk) must account for their abusive treatment of their dating partners. WE (real men & women) are not willing to take him back until he has done so. His alleged reaction today is more proof that he is not ready to be a responsible and productive member of our society.

Since Chris Brown has been ordered to complete 1,400 hours of "labor-oriented service" I would suggest that some of those hours be spent working with groups that are trying to prevent dating violence. If he's serious about rehabilitation he's welcome to help out the non-profit group that I created in memory of my daughter who, at the age of 18, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Drew Crecente
Executive Director, Jennifer Ann's Group
STOP: Teen Dating Violence.

Oh look, another feminist with a man hating grudge. This is new.

You invite scrutiny when you call your album Forgive All My Enemies (F.A.M.E.).
It's apparent he still has trouble controlling his anger. He's still a little boy. When you seek fame you enter the major leagues of judgement. Get used to it or get out.

Yes - please let's stop badgering him. It's clear that he has learned to control his anger - making it unlikely he'll ever beat up a girlfriend again.

Well said, Chris. THE ALBUM. (Now get rid of that ridiculous blond hair. That was the 90's dude).

ABC should press charges. Chris Brown destroyed property. If it has an impact on his probation, that's his problem. He will continue to act like a prima donna and get away with such violent action (next time hititing another person, not just breaking a window) if no one calls him on it.

Why did she have to antagonize him like that? He's moved on. He paid for his mistake. She was WRONG in doing that. Chris has every right to move on in his life. He also had every right to be upset. You Rock Chris!

The correct term is "chimp out". Example: Even though Brown agreed to answer questions about the beating he totally chimped out at broadcast time and later threatened the show's producer.

Anonymous must be a PR flack for Chris Brown. Its not like GMA camped out in front of his house. This guy volunteered to go on a morning news show to do an interview to get attention for his album. Besides, he beat his girlfriend in 2009, and in 2011 trashed his room after being asked about it. This isn't ancient history.

Clearly his anger management rehab is working very well...

Hmmm . . . . he gets this upset over some questions? Imagine what he'd do to you if you really got in his face. Oh, that's right. WE ALREADY KNOW!

Insensitive? It's downright lazy reporting. Two year old news? Come on, GMA, there's a reason it's called NEWs.

Dude has anger issues. The media always focuses on past drama. If he can't take it, and has to go tear up the dressing room to vent, I think that just shows he hasn't gotten over it, and he's a time bomb still waiting to happen.

Good Morning America . . . I guess that why I never liked or watch your show. How about Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen or so adult that make a mistake over and over again . . .the Lohan girl. Yet, Chris Brown whom was still a teenager during this incident get degraded over and over, badger . . . give it a break let him go on with his career and how about picking on somebody your size. ME . . . anytime you . . .#@$ . . and Good Morning to You. . .America . . !

Thrashing the GMA dressing room is not a great way for him to show that he's "genuinely sorry". Perhaps some time behind bars and mandatory anger management therapy would have done Chris Brown some good. Clearly, he's still a dangerous man.

It's unfortunate that GMA did not press charges. They may regret that decision if Brown repeats this violent behavior again.

I saw him on GMA, and was disgusted that they even had him on. He had a horrible attitude towards Robin when she asked him about the charges and he was just plain rude and obnoxious. Its one thing to have an attitude of contrition and acknowledge his mistakes, but he has NEVER been remotely sorry in any interview, and has ALWAYS had a horrible attitude about this and acts as if HE is the victim. This incident happened only a few years ago, and the way he beat Rihanna was absolutely brutal. I'm not surprised at all at his violent overreaction after the show. It just proves that he has a severe anger problem, no respect for women and absolutely no remorse for what he's done. Its only a matter of time before he does this again. I'm sure he's already mistreated women since the Rihanna incident, but no one has spoken out. I am very, VERY disappointed that ABC had him on GMA. Please keep this woman abuser off of my favorite morning show.

I agree with anonymous, Chris if your reading this, look man, don't play into the medias gotcha moments, that is how they get ratings. Sadly controversy sells, and rather than doing some real investigative reporting into issues that really affect peoples lives, they stand at the table waiting on crumbs to fall.

We have political corruption, gangs and cartels running whole communities, we have police misconduct, federal inaction, illegal immigration, three wars, a bent economy, corporate greed, racial tensions, etc etc etc, and all they can find is a 2 year old fight.

DON'T BITE THE BULLET GIVING THEM NUGGETS TO SLANT YOU, keep it pressing, do your thing, you have your fans, and your music, honey's are still there, keep getting paid, save and invest wisely. Do your thing and

If they ask you about the matter, JUST SAY NO COMMENT!!!!! After a few hundred times, they will see they gets no play with that. CASE CLOSED.....

This thug needs a little billy club ballet to correct his low life behavior.

"Chris Brown rampages on Good Morning America." Dumbest/best headline ever.

For every action there is a reaction. Chris Brown has to accept that his actions have elicited reactions from the public. Domestic violence is serious! He need not expect what he did to be forgotten in the least bit. Right now, he is going through the motions and doing what he has to do to get out of legal trouble. You can tell by his reactions to the interview that he's not prepared to address it in a mature fashion. When he has truly atoned for his actions then, and only then, will he be at peace.

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