Chris Brown 'sort of' apologizes for Tuesday's 'Good Morning America' incident
Chris Brown has reportedly apologized for storming off the set of "Good Morning America" on Tuesday and breaking a window after host Robin Roberts asked him about his domestic abuse case involving Rihanna.
Andrea Canning, another host of "Good Morning America" confirmed that details of Brown's "sort of" apology would be revealed on Thursday morning's show.
"Chris Brown apologizes to GMA & Robin Roberts on BET (sort of)," Canning wrote on Twitter. "Full story Thursday 7:30 am on GMA."
On Wednesday, Brown said on the Wednesday night episode of BET's talk show "106 & Park" that he "apologized to anyone he startled" in the studio and didn't hurt anyone, but "had to blow off steam and let out the anger." Brown also asked his fans to not send threats to "GMA" anchor Robin Roberts.
Media mogul Russell Simmons voiced his support on Twitter, blaming the media for the singer's 'tough' time after having dinner with Brown.
"Dancing/ singing is prayer,promotes happiness But being picked on by the media is hard 4 kids, disney kids,rappers & singers have it tough," Simmons wrote on Twitter.
Brown, an R & B artist, had pleaded guilty to felony assault for attacking Rihanna in 2009 and was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Brown completed a court-mandated domestic violence course in December 2010.
After the confrontation, Rihanna obtained a restraining order against Brown. In February it was downgraded to a lower level. On "Good Morning America," on Tuesday, Roberts asked Brown if he had seen or been around Rihanna since the violent incident.
"I mean, not really," Brown replied. "It's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation... people always want to, you know, bring what the situation that you're bringing up now and I think eventually it's just about my fans. I'm doing this for my fans. I could care less what anybody else thinks."
After the interview, Brown performed "Yeah 3x," the lead single off "F.A.M.E," which he said stands for "Fans Are My Everything" and "Forgiving All My Enemies."
After his performance, Brown then stormed off stage and went into his dressing room. He then emerged shirtless and approached the producer of the segment, ABC News said. It added that the show's hair and makeup staff called security after hearing loud noises from Brown's dressing room. Police did not get involved.
Brown and his entourage left the building and it was later discovered that a window inside his dressing room had been smashed. Paparazzi photos show the singer shirtless outside the show's Times Square studio.
ABC News said in a statement following the incident: "As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown."
The "GMA" incident landed on March 22, the day of the release of his new album "F.A.M.E.," which Brown is currently trying to promote through press appearances and is also set to perform songs on ABC's ballroom dancing show "Dancing With The Stars" next week. "F.A.M.E" is Brown's fourth studio album and features collaborations with hip hop artists Lil Wayne, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes as well as with teen pop star Justin Bieber.