Chris Brown is apologizing for his headline-grabbing “Good Morning America” incident Tuesday morning, in which he threw a tantrum in his dressing room and smashed a window.
The 21-year-old singer stopped by BET’s “106 & Park” Wednesday, where he explained why he became so angry with the Rihanna-fueled line of questioning from “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts.
“First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really disappointed in my actions because I was disappointed in the way I acted,” Brown began.
“A lot of people don’t know what went down,” he continued. “When I do shows or when I do interviews we send out like a talking point sheet. And if the network or whoever isn’t compliant with what we want to do so that we can equally accomplish a goal, we usually kind of back out and wait until it’s a better situation.
“So when we actually did this event, everything was cool…. Everything that was sent to me was about the album. That’s what we were talking about. So when the interview proceeded, I was thrown off. I felt like, ok, they told us this to get us on the show and exploit me. I took it very, very hard. I kept my composure throughout the whole interview…. And when I got back I just let off steam in the back. I didn’t physically hurt anyone. I just wanted to release the anger inside me. I felt like I worked so hard for this music…. I got very emotional.”
ABC responded in a statement to the talking-points issue, saying, “Chris Brown was invited on Good Morning America to perform and to be interviewed. There were no talking points offered.”
After the incident, Roberts offered this comment about Brown: “We wish him the absolute best and … we’ve extended the invitation to him and I sure hope that he takes us up on it, because we’d love to have another chat with him.”
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