NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after co-host Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show.

The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police.

Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack.

“It was very serious what you went through and what happened,” she said. “How have you been able to …”

A clearly agitated Brown tried to deflect the line of questioning, saying he was past that and wanted to focus on his new CD.

“This album is what I want them to talk about and not what happened two years ago,” he said.

Roberts laughed and thanked Brown for letting her discuss that matter with him, and after the interview, Brown performed.

But instead of performing another song for the online audience, as he was scheduled to do, he went to his dressing room and started smashing things, according to the person.

In a statement, ABC News said: “As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that’s what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown.”

Reps for Brown did not immediately return phone calls for comment. Brown is on probation for his assault on Rihanna.

Brown has been trying to rehabilitate his image since the attack, which occurred on the eve of the Grammys two years ago. After that, his once brilliant career was tarnished. His album “Graffiti,” released several months after that, was a poor seller.

However, he’s recently had success on the charts with the songs “Deuces,” a No. 1 R&B hit last year, and “Look At Me Now” is currently No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

He’s been more accepted into the mainstream as well. Before his “GMA” appearance, he had appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He is scheduled to perform on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” next week.

A judge last November commended Brown, a Virginia native, for working hard to complete his community service and for almost finishing his domestic violence counseling.

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Comments (9)
  1. carlotta huff says:

    leave that man alone he is trying to move on with his life and his career, you media people need to find somebody else business to get into. Or better yet talk about your own life to the world and see how you like being critcized.

    1. James says:

      It’s great that there are women like you out there; it’s nice to know that violent men who punch women can always find someone new to date and love them. When the new woman gets beaten or killed by the abuser, it’s nice to know that he’ll have women who will write to him and fall in love with him while he’s in prison.

      1. Trisha says:

        You’re ignorant!! Both of them beat each other and because he is the man he got punished!! She should have been punished as well. Let him move on, it was two years ago!!

      2. Saber 1 says:

        Anger management issues. Hair trigger, just a little boy. You can the boy out of the hood but you can’t take the hood out of the boy. He’s a idiot and women always seem to find guys like this beat on them.
        Now we can see who started the who fight with the tribal girlfriend. She has a creer, he is washing up fast. He’s a punk and won’t beat on a real man, just women.

  2. Hank 88 says:

    When it was happening, I bet it looked like an old Samsonite commercial.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Good one Hank. I remember that one. LOL, LOL, LOL.

  3. JB says:

    I think Robin was totally wrong for doing that to Chris Brown. He’s trying to promote his CD and she brings that up.

  4. Otis J. says:

    I saw the “performance” and it was the SUCK! Anybody stop to think that maybe he was po’ed at himself for such a noticeably weak sounding musical showing?
    This guy is simply NOT happening anymore…..

  5. casejoker says:

    dude, have a stick of gum and chill out…

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