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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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196.

ken fisher    

loseing

1289 days ago
197.

HEIDI    

ALL OF U GUYS NEED 2 REALIZE THAT THIS IS JUST A YOUNG MAN! HE MAY BE A STAR BUT HE IS STILL A PERSON! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE SOMEONE ASKED U A QUESTION ABOUT THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN IT DOES START 2 GET ON YOUR NERVES! SHOULD HE PAY 4 WHAT HE DID, YES, HAVE HE PAID 4 WHAT HE DID HELL YES! JUST LAY OFF! CHRIS BROWN IS STILL HUMAN AND IF ANYONE AGREES, PLEASE NAME A PERFECT HUMAN.... MAKING THAT LIST SHOULD KEEP U BUSY 4 A WHILE! NOT...... IT'LL BE THE SHORTEST LIST OF YOUR LIFE!

1289 days ago
198.

Adult    

Is Robin Roberts a lesbian?

1289 days ago
199.

MsRae    

Who throws tantrums like that? Ummm the name Charlie Sheen ring any bells? But THAT crackhead woman abuser is #winning. Right?

1289 days ago
200.

Helen    

Times up for Chris Brown. His 15 minutes of fame are up. He is musically talented, yes. But so are MANY young musical artists just waiting for a chance to show their stuff. Get Chris Brown out of the way and let the new artists have a shot at it. Chris has proven he is ungrateful for the opportunities given to him - and unable to handle the pressures of fame. Go home, Mr. Brown. We're tired of your drama.

1289 days ago
201.

Budders    

The man sah? really? isnt the man Obama now? Stupid ass.

1289 days ago
202.

moso    

I didn't see it but she's a Bit@@ for nagging him after he was trying to avoid the question. Yes what he did was wrong and he knows it and paid the price for it.. LET IT GO!! It still looks like he had ager issues but they shouldn't have bothered him about what happened yrs ago...

1289 days ago
203.

Suncatcher    

Chris Brown is a certified psycho / loser. That being said, I watched the interview and Robin Roberts was way over the top in pressing the jerk for comments on the 2009 Rihanna beating. She was like a pit bull and only let up when Brown challenged her. Roberts thought this info was "current" news - NOT. Maybe they deserve each other.

1289 days ago
204.

TeamBreezy    

Robin, you were wrong pressing Chris about Rihanna when his visit on GMA was about his successful new album, F.A.M.E. Wrong!

I'm praying, Chris.

I know his people, specifically, asked GMA producers to allow a few questions about the Rihanna incident. You won't drop it.

Robin, you behaved b!tchy. You should have dropped it after the 2nd or 3rd time Chris, politely, asked you to.

Robin, you knew what you were doing that's why you kept saying 'Thank you for that, but...'

:^0

Just Wrong!

1289 days ago
205.

Chris     

Just throw that dumb negger in jail already!

1289 days ago
206.

Lets Be Honest    

I just went to the ABC website and emailed a complaint comment to them. Politely asked ABC to do the right thing and remove Chris Brown from DWTS and that if they choose not to that we would then boycott the shows sponsors along with letting these sponsors know exactly why their product was being boycotted.

http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us

1289 days ago
207.

Christy    

Robin Roberts vs Chris Brown - gee, wonder who to believe??

1289 days ago
208.

RAYOVAC75    

NOT TO MENTION HE OWES ROBIN A HUGE APOLOGY AND NEEDS TO PUT HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH/ACTIONS ARE AND PAY FOR THE REPAIRS ON WHAT HE DEMOLISHED....LOOSER.

1289 days ago
209.

RAYOVAC75    

Chris Brown appeared aggrivated and drugged up to me.....and sure was sniffling a bunch....my guess he is in the same boat as Charlie Sheen while he wants to comment on someone else's behavior....Charlie Sheen has more pressure as a star than Chris Brown will ever see....to me Chris Brown is a typical woman-beating piece of dirt and I would never buy a single albumn of his...and this was before what occurred today...I was wondering why an established show like Good Morning America would alow that ghetto trash on the show in the first place....this again proves to me why he doesn't deserve the attention he gets he is a brat and a baby....awww poor Chris...not.

1289 days ago
210.

George    

After having served his sentence for his crime committed, he is still being harassed. Is there any justice in America today. The media has become judge and jury and TMZ the executioner...... It's high time you give up this media life destroying technique. Enough is enough,let's move on without this every single day destructive reporting. Chris is trying to move on, let him. You in the media have allowed Rhianna to move on, why not Chris. TMZ and the rest of you we are sick and tired of this bombardment of negative reporting.

1289 days ago
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