AP Source: Chris Brown Destroys Dressing Room

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 now No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


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  • by SMH Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    Thug...Thug...Thug...Thug...that's all I see. Is Mel Gibson a thug? Is Charlie Sheen a thug? Are you a thug when you get upset and break something in your house? Oh, are your kids thugs when they throw temper tantrums and scream I hate you mom/dad or throw something? I guess you have to be black and famous to fit the criteria to be a thug. That's how you country narrow minded people think. You have no nerve to say it in person for anyone to hear. I love you "internet thugs"...especially Tim & "state employee". Maybe Chris Brown the thug can throw you some money to get by. I wonder why the state hired an internet thug such as yourself of the street and put you in whatever position you hold? Maybe one day a real thug will get a hold of you and show you what real thugs do!
  • by Tim Location: La Grange on Mar 23, 2011 at 07:18 PM
    Let's see, my heroes growing up were the guys from "Emergency!", Evel Knievel, Roger Staubach, Joe Namath, Hank Aaron, Richard Petty, Lynn Swann, A.J. Foyt, Julius Irving, Baron Von Raschke, Dick The Bruiser, The Crusher, and, of course, my Dad (A WWII vet, master craftsman, carpenter and all around greatest father of all time). No thugs in that list.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 23, 2011 at 05:14 PM
    This stunt was to promote his new record, just as Charlie Sheen shamelessly promotes his badboy image. Both are very immature mentally.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 23, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    He is violent; whether 'inherently' or because of substance abuse(more likely). Oh, he has no worries. His 'people' will pay for the damage. Someday, he'll be nothing more than a Hollywood memory, if that.
  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    If you all want to see the GMA clip, i'm sure it is on youtube or something. All he was concerned about was promoting his record label. He did not want to discuss the past with his abuse of this woman. I was beyond appalled by this. Abuse of any woman, short for them threatening to kill you or something is unacceptable. This thug just believes that the world and the media should have just moved on though? Again, another fine example of what kids see today, not addressing the true problems, and sweeping the problems under the rug. He is a role model for no one. He is a worthless piece of trash who hits women and won't own up to it when asked again, but will promote his newest rap lyrics.
  • by Believer Location: Where are the role models? on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    And this is the type of role model today's generation of youth have to look up to? Surely the world can't continue at this rate.
  • by LILY Location: greenville on Mar 23, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    It is "funny" how a woman can hit a man, slap a man and he sucks it up, but when the woman has the opportunity to suck it up, she runs to the police. My parents raised me to keep my hands to myself. My mom always said, girl, you can't beat a man and don't you try! Is it fair to start a fight, lose the fight and then cry that you were beaten up? Women, don't raise your daughters to think it is ok to slap or hit a man. Yes, they may let women get away with it, but what will happen when he takes it to her behind. More men are starting to press charges against women, it is the fair thing to do. Rihanna was not an innocent bystander. She started something that she couldn't finish. I lost all respect for her after the situation because she didn't woman up and be truthful.
  • by shanti Location: wms on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Chris brown is crazy!! I still love him though. :)
  • by 666dude Location: school on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    he needs to stop acting like a little kid and grow up
  • by gal on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    Really! Im suprised at the comments. It seems to be a trend with all of the celebrities, they do things to get attention. Look and Lindsy Lohan, and Charlie Sheen. Whats the difference with them actting up and getting away with it? THEY ALL WANT ATTENTION
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