Chris Brown has issued an apology (of sorts) following this week’s “Good Morning America” debacle, saying he was disappointed in the way he reacted during his off-air outburst and wants to move on.
Brown appeared on Wednesday’s “106 & Park,” where he addressed the blowout surrounding his much-talked-about interview with Robin Roberts that ended backstage in a violent rage.
Chris admits that he contained his anger onstage and competed his performance but says he was merely “blowing off steam” and wanted to release all the “anger that was inside of him.” He points out that he didn’t hurt anyone in the GMA incident [sidebar: unlike how Rihanna’s face ended up] *sigh*
Watch video of Chris Brown’s explanation/”apology” PLUS photos from his F.A.M.E. album release dinner:
(Fast forward to the 4:14 mark)
“First and foremost I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really looked disappointed in my actions because I was disappointed in the way I acted,” he told hosts Terrence and Rocsi.
He went on to share his side of the story, stating:
“A lot of people don’t know what went down. Obviously when I do shows and when I do interviews, we always send out a talking points sheet. And if the network isn’t compliant with what we want to do, we usually kind of back out and wait until it’s a better situation.”
As I told you a few days ago, GMA’s Robin Roberts insists that the questions were pre-approved, but Chris claims he was caught off guard and the anger was brewing inside of him as he was asked about Rihanna.
“So when we actually did this event, everything was cool. The talking points were positivity and everything that was sent to me was about the album. As the interview proceeded, I was thrown off by it. I felt like they told us this just so they can get us on the show to exploit me. That’s what I thought. And so I took it very, very hard.”
While he maintained his cool on-air, he waited to go backstage before venting his frustration, reportedly smashing a window in a dressing room.
“I kinda kept my composure throughout the whole interview, although you can see me upset. I did my performance and when I got back, I just let off steam.
I didn’t physically hurt anyone. I didn’t try to hurt anyone. I just wanted to release the anger that I had inside me because I felt like I worked so hard for this music and I love my fans. I love to be able to make positive music, and I felt people kept just tryna take it away from me.”
He urged his fans to remain positive and not direct their anger towards Roberts, who was baffled over Chris’ outburst since she had gotten her questions approved prior to the show:
“So yes I got very emotional and I apologize for acting like that, and I want to tell Team Breezy as well, if you love me, if you love the whole movement we’re doing, please know that everybody is beautiful, you’re beautiful, Robin Roberts… Do not send any threats because I’ve been hearing stuff on Twitter. We don’t need that. We as a movement move as positive people. We love everybody.”
Good Morning America is already in talks with Chris to have him reappear on the show.
“We’ve invited him back on the program, and he’s seriously considering doing that,” shared the ABC anchor. “To come back on and to clear the air because it has become such a discussion.”
That follow up interview should be interesting. Next time, maybe they should bold all the chairs to the floor…
Two words for Chris: “Anger Management”.