Going in for his “Good Morning America” interview with his freshly-dyed Sisco-esque hair, Chris Brown would be silly not to think that they would question him about his ever-so-infamous incident where he attacked pop-star Rihanna. Interviewing him was Robin Roberts, and the topic of talk was supposed to be about Brown’s upcoming album, ‘F.A.M.E.’ What started out sounding like a typical interview quickly veered another direction when Roberts kept pushing on issues that involved Rihanna.
Roberts asked questions such as “Do you blame people for what they think of you because of your past?” and bringing up issues including the restraining order from Rihanna, which was supposedly being relaxed.
Each time Roberts asked him a question probing this issue, he quickly remarked that it’s all in the past and he is here to talk about his new album. The interview ended and seemed tense, but what we didn’t see was the incredible Chris Brown hulk freak-out off camera.
Brown reportedly threw a chair causing it to break a window at the GMA studios. This was followed by him ripping his own shirt off, which was quite the ‘situation’. Reports are saying that Brown had approved the questions that were going to be asked of him before the interview had taken place.
If this was true, why did Chris have such a blow up? True, it was a low blow to dwell on the past and for Roberts to veer every question in the direction of Rihanna, but Brown was just proving everyone who doubts him right by reacting this way. Chris issued an official apology while on BET’s “106&park,” saying, “First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the [ABC] office, or anybody who was offended… and disappointed at my actions.”
Since the blow up, some of the singer’s luck has gone downhill. Sources are saying he could be in violation of his probation from the 2009 attack, his publicist quit and every other celebrity is critiquing his behavior.
The only thing going well for Brown is his album, which managed to sell 250-275 thousand copies so far. As they say, any publicity is good publicity. Do you think Brown’s blow up should be justified? Or has he set himself back to where he was after his attack on Rihanna?
Jacqueline Beley can be reached at JB680786@wcupa.edu.