Aw, isn’t that sweet? Chris Brown is kinder and gentler these days, not like that violent guy that beat Rihanna into an unrecognizable pulp back in 2009.
Then again, maybe he isn’t.
Brown appeared on Good Morning America this morning to celebrate the release of his new album “F.A.M.E.” and was interviewed by co-anchor Robin Roberts prior to performing for the crowd.
Roberts asked Brown several questions about the 2009 beating, which he has since apologized for and for which he was ordered to perform community service, and Brown wasn’t happy about it as the interview seemed awkward at times.
“This album is what I want to talk about…not what happened two years ago,” Brown answered when Roberts brought up the Rihanna beating again.
Too bad you can’t go bad in time and erase it, Chris. People are still going to want to ask you about it.
One source says that Chris Brown had been informed that he would be asked about Rihanna and that the he had no problem with it at the time.
After the interview and a live performance, Brown stormed off the set freaked out, ripping off his shirt in a rage, says a source.
“He was ballistic,” said an unnamed eyewitness.
When he got back to his second-floor dressing room, Chris Brown reportedly trashed the place, smashing a window with a chair.
Pieces of glass onto 43rd Street and Broadway below.
Scared staffers called ABC security when they heard the eruption inside Brown’s dressing room.
The damage to the window was extensive and the ground below had to be cordoned off due to shards of broken glass. A security guard said he couldn’t comment on the incident, but was told to keep an eye on the sidewalk to make sure pedestrians didn’t step on the glass.
While exiting the GMA building, Brown confronted the producer of his segment, and the two had to be separated before the situation escalated.
What’s really interesting here, though, is not so much the fact that Brown still has unresolved anger issues, but the fact that the singer is still on probation from that 2009 assault conviction.
If charges are filed in this incident and Brown is convicted, he could face jail time.
“In the state of New York, criminal mischief is described as intentional damage to property,” Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kenniff told Fox News. “If the damage exceeds $1,000, it’s a felony charge. If it’s less, it’s a misdemeanor. Either one, however, is criminal and punishable by jail time.”
“If he is still on probation and charged with a criminal offense, the violation would spell jail time,” Kenniff added. “You aren’t going to give someone who violates their probation more probation. A judge would likely give him the alternative sentence, which is jail time.”
Following his Good Morning America meltdown, Brown tweeted, “I’m so over people bring this past s–t up!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for [their] bullsh–t”
That tweet has since been deleted. He did post a new tweet, however, stating, “All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!”
GMA‘s Robin Roberts also tweeted about the meltdown, writing, “Sure has been an interesting AM @GMA. Still sorting thru everything myself. Just my 2nd day on twitter, wonder what tomorrow will bring?”
Check out the interview in the video below.
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