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Chris Brown reacts violently to interview questions

By | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2011

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According to reports, Chris Brown was so incensed by questions about his 2009 attack on then girlfriend Rihanna during an interview with ‘Good Morning, America’ yesterday that he tore off his shirt and smashed a window with a chair once back in the green room. Those anger management classes really worked, clearly.

During an interview to promote Brown’s new album, ‘FAME’, interviewer Robin Roberts asked a number of questions about the assault, despite attempts by the singer to steer the discussion back to his music.

According to TMZ, once back stage after the interview, Brown swung a chair against a window, sending glass down onto the busy New York street below. Security was apparently called to remove him, but the now shirtless Brown had already stormed out of the building by that point.

He later tweeted: “I’m so over people bringing up the past shit up! Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for their bullshit”.

Despite Brown’s tweeted (and later deleted) outrage about the Rihanna questions, a spokesperson for US TV network ABC, which airs ‘Good Morning, America’, told TMZ that the R&B star had personally given approval for questions about Rihanna to be asked in the interview, saying: “As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that’s what we did in this interview with Mr Brown”. The station also said it would not be pressing charges, though it is said to be reviewing Brown’s appearance as a contestant on the upcoming series of another of its shows, ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

As previously reported, the restraining order barring Brown from coming within 100 yards of Rihanna was downgraded to a stay-away order, allowing him to come within 50 yards of his former girlfriend, or ten yards at entertainment industry events, last month. He had asked for the order to be lifted ahead of the Grammys, but when this did not happen in time, he instead chose not to attend the event, despite being nominated in three categories.

TMZ yesterday posted pictures of Brown on his apparent rampage, as well as pictures of the window it is claimed that he broke.