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Chris Brown: No charges, a nice dinner, strong album sales and an invite back to 'GMA' [Video]

March 23, 2011 | 11:19 am

Chris Brown at the release dinner party for his new album, "F.A.M.E."

News of Chris Brown's outburst Tuesday after his "Good Morning America" appearance surprised anchor Robin Roberts, she said Wednesday, noting that they'd invited the singer to return on the show. The network reportedly will not press charges related to damage done backstage.

"You saw me laughing during the interview," Roberts said, "because when he was doing that I thought he was joking about some things because of the easy relationship that we have, and I'm glad that we've extended an invitation, we'd love to have him back, and that he's seriously considering that."

Roberts had interviewed Breezy previously for "20/20" in late 2009. She said that before the interview she'd talked with Brown about areas they might cover, including the recent relaxing of a court order that he stay away from Rihanna. A since-deleted Twitter message indicated that he was upset by a focus in the interview on the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend.

The New York Police Department won't investigate the backstage incident because there is no complaining witness, law enforcement sources told TMZ. That's good news for the singer, who risks jail if he violates the terms of his probation.

So what happened after the singer's "Yeah 3X" performance? (See the video below.)

"At one point, a cooler was thrown, and this window was broken in his dressing room," reporter Andrea Canning told Roberts on Wednesday, not specicially accusing Brown but saying that he had "stormed backstage" with his team. "At that point, he left the building with his shirt off."

The incident didn't seem to dent record sales: Brown's new release, "F.A.M.E." was the most downloaded album on iTunes on its first day out, an Apple spokesman said. The singer attended the album's release party Tuesday night after dinner, accompanied by girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

"Just left @chrisbrown nice dinner party," producer Russell Simmons said on Twitter. "Very talented Good kid."

As for Roberts, Tuesday was only her second day on Twitter, and apparently she heard from a lot of people after the dust-up. "Been a long day," she said in her last message of the day. "Have taken everything said, good and bad, to heart. Appreciate the support. Tmrw is a new day. This Too Shall Pass. Gnight."

Breezy is still scheduled to perform March 29 on "Dancing With the Stars," which also airs on ABC.


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Photo: Chris Brown samples the icing on a cake Tuesday at his "F.A.M.E." album release dinner. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images