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Robin Roberts

Chris Approved My

Rihanna Q's

3/22/2011 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robin Roberts asked Chris Brown if she could question him about the Rihanna incident BEFORE the live interview began on "GMA" this morning ... this according to sources connected to the production.

Robin Roberts

Sources tell TMZ ... Roberts insists both she and other "GMA" staff members spoke with Chris before the interview and asked if it would be OK to fire off "a few questions" about the Rihanna incident ... and Chris approved.

As TMZ first reported, Brown flipped out after the interview -- and apparently smashed a window in his dressing room.

Robin is telling people at the show she did NOT try to set him up ... and insists, "I'm pulling for the guy."

As for the broken window, sources say no one in the studio saw Chris throw the chair into the window ... but he was definitely in the dressing room when the window was smashed.

UPDATE 9:19 AM: After Roberts left the "GMA" building, she posted on her Twitter page, "Sure has been an interesting AM @GMA. Still sorting thru everything myself. Just my 2nd day on twitter, wonder what tomorrow will bring?"


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Dannie 22    

I'm so sick of the media picking at Chris Brown..Leave the man alone DAME he selling a CD..Chris screw the haters u a black man making money they did all of this the day of your CD coming out f--- them I'm stilling buying it and we put it on FACEBOOK to go get it today grow up people its old get to some one else find the next black person to drag in the mud...I'm sure they will find some one......A black mother of 3............FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...................GO GET THE CD.......................................

1314 days ago

Trans Am Kevin    

What a jag off! I hope this is it for this moron. All the idiots that rebecame his fans have egg on their face.I love it! F U Chris Brown!!!!!

1314 days ago


Sure she's pulling for the guy.. She just wants to make ratings. I am so tired of everyone bashing Chris. So I can only imagine how he feels. You know what no one is perfect. No one. (Yes he needs to control his temper).. Stop judging People. Cause I know that you guys aren't perfect either.. SMFH!!

1314 days ago


chris is human and ppl need to let go of the past. i watched the interview live and robin kept bringing up rhianna. chris ketp ignoring the question and would talk bout F.A.M.E!!! and robin would somehow bring up rhianna. if u watch the interview u see tht chris is getting mad and at one point he stressed i'm here to talk bout F.A.M.E !!!! when he said tht robin laughed like a dumb bitch and said thanks for let me go there. now i knw what chris did in the past there is no excusee but come on he is humannnnn and no one should be juding because we're not in the stiuation. my opion tho

1314 days ago


and, to all those who are shocked by the support that chris is getting, stop being chumps and fools. understand that there are women in this world who are ****s and can treat their partners poorly (just like some men do, of course). rihanna has been with a few men since their break, but, chris has been with???

and, if you've never been with a bitch, you're better for it. show me a pretty girl and i'll show you a guy who's tired of her...and, would want to close-fist the "princess" out of her.

television shows like 'the hills' and that fool kardashian family have further corrupted pretty girls into believing that designer labels and base, shallow conversations empower them. in fact, it only makes them more disgusting and unimpressive partners. chris simply stumbled onto one of these fool girls who jammed him up. he needs to look past the artificial and find a girl with a soul. he won't find it in a girl who needs the adulation of so many men. he needs to get his 'player' on and have some fun.

1314 days ago


Don't beleive it... Why would he approve a RiRi question when he is trying to let the past be the past and move on????

1314 days ago

who dat    

People who tat themselves up have mental issues. Won't be long, he will beat up another one. Maybe even the same one again. She seems like she wants more.

1314 days ago


F all the haters chris's album fame is gonna be number 1. You rude ppl need to leave him alone. The same ppl bashing him are the same ppl who most likely bashed michael jackson then hopped on the bandwagon after he died. You guys need to go to church and learn the meaning FORGIVNESS.

1314 days ago


He should have thrown the chair at Rihanna!

1314 days ago

Mrs. J.V. Lewis    

I agree with beautifullywicked78, the rihanna fiasco is over. Please let the young man move on with his life. How would you people feel if your painful past kept getting brought up everytime you try to celebrate the good things going on in your life? All of you haters on here are probably sitting in glasshouses.....Not only that, he's still a very, very young man. He's not as old and experienced as you gray-haired, judgmental, non-forgiving, bleeps on here.

1314 days ago


I liked her interview before I knew they got their guest to approve questions. That's not journalism!
Chris Brown should have done Jail Time! He's not done with being a douchebag!

1314 days ago


she did not ask a "few questions" - she kept the ENTIRE focus on the past

he should have said NO

he was too trusting

1314 days ago

mitch myers    

angry ginger

1314 days ago


I was tending bar in an upscale hotel in Portland, our agents booked him even though he had been trouble before, well, this a****** then forced us to move everyone else from the floor while he destroyed the room. Why do people spend $$ on him or his wasted girlfriend. The Crack? The Coke? gotta be something.

1314 days ago


I watched the interview. Look- it has only been 2 years. he just got off the restraining order. like what? a month ago?? he asked to loosen it. So how does he think he can not be asked the questions. this is a reporter. it is a morning news show. there have been changes to his probation status- the restaining order-- its stupid he did not think it would be talked about. you can not beat someones face in -- and plead guilty to it-- and then want noon to mention it. ok-- but to be annoyed at it-- is one thing-- but to leave the room and then throw things-- it just proves what people were worried about-- his anger is explosive. To be mad and refuse all future interviews is one thing. to bad mouth the show later is one thing-- to leave and break a windo by throwing chairs. is another celebs need to stop saying its okay. the are justifying for him. AND someone wrote that Robin Roberts is black but working for "the man" and thats why she asks? she asked because its news show. that just proved he is not okay. get a grip. then afterwards he tweets and goes to a gallery? he is bad off.

1314 days ago
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