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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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211.

ZMT    

I would be so proud of him. He is the best. The way he sticks his tongue out is the shiz. This reminds me of Bob's Burgers and the anus pictures in the diner. The other prime time cartoons are great and as funny as watching a flushed toilet for a half hour. The video of kids farting on Funniest home videos is good for nothing. Humor on TV is awful anymore. What's next comparing lengths of craps? Who farts the loudest? Put your puke on a scale? An uncensored prime time show is just that. It is not comedy anymore with canteen boy on SNL. Or is it? What's to be on in the future Bestiality TV for kids? Pedophile Junction? There is a difference between horrible TV what? Anything goes and go it should. Have some morality in prime time. People may laugh but that's because it is sick humor. This comment is from:
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1208 days ago
212.

Mimi    

She gets to leave work at 9:30am? I know they get up at 4am but I thought the hosts of GMA actually worked on the content of the show too.

1208 days ago
213.

Sandy    

"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."

CANT WHITE PEOPLE READ, ITS SAYS THEY DONT KNOW WHO BROKE THE WINDOW !!!!!!!!

CHRIS DIDNT DO **** AND ITS THE WHITE MEDIA BLOWING IT OUT OF PROPORTION ONCE AGAIN, GO FOCUS ON YOUR LOSER CHARLIE SHEEN AND LEAVE BLACK PEOPLE THE **** ALONE ..THANKS !!

#WINNING ISNT THAT YOUR FAVORITE SLOGAN NOW ? LMAOO GTFOH

Excuse me!! Robin Williams is black, and she was the one questioning. Just sayin!!

1208 days ago
214.

Tikky J    

come on now why are people hating on the fella he was simply there to promote his music(moving forward) not trying to step backward( with the rihanna bs) people are so dam judgmental when in reality they are no better(that is to all u haters-all y'all should mind ur own dam business n leave chris the fk alone) always tryna keep a black man down

n what does Michael Jackson got to do with anything (mofo is dead-leave him alone)

1208 days ago
215.

MCinSD    

On a serious note..People need to let this whole thing go. It was an unfortunate incident that the 2 of them are trying to put behind them. Rhianna was NOT by any means innocent in the situation. If anyone recalls, she threw the first blows. And admitted that she hit him first with her shoe. So lets just let this whole thing go! Its a personal situation between the 2 of them that doesnt affect us personally in ANY way!! Chris Brown should have the right to let the "past be the past". And Robin was acting without compassion for him with her constant questions and referring back to the incident with her interview. She incited his anger and actually should apologize.

1208 days ago
216.

Will    

Why is CBS the one that is being forced to explain itself? Chris Brown broke their f***ing window with a chair! Why does Chris Brown get a pass always?

1208 days ago
217.

greg    

did robin really believe asking him questions about this that it was insightful journalism... how low do reporters have to stoop to get to the news. i am no fan of chris brown but this is old news. way to go robin! journalist of the year

1208 days ago
218.

dd    

@Sandy#228 Robin Roberts is black when did Robin Williams turn black?

1208 days ago
219.

Donewiththis    

I don't understand why you people are so hard on Cris. He did what he did, he served his time, so why keep bringing it up? Robin went through a cancer thing awhile back, would she want someone to ask her about it evertime she made an appearance? Also Robin or no one else could hold up to the constant negative remarks this youg man endures on a daily basis. And Rihanna, why is it that everbody thinks she was a victim? For all we know sh could have started the s*** with Cris. She's a loser with a big head. Watch what I saw, she is going to make all you Cris bashers look like fools real soon.

1208 days ago
220.

james    

Something must have set Chris Brown off for him to act like that with Robin Roberts, of all people. I hope that he won't end up in prison because of this. Chris said that he has changed. But now, I don't know. I am pulling for him too.

1208 days ago
221.

bev    

First time i ever saw him- Robin is great at what she does- Could not understand why they had such a low-life on to start with. Then when i saw him "perform", I wonder who calls any part of this talent? Disgusting.

1208 days ago
222.

Delores    

Chris - get a grip. Stop doing foolish things and grow up. Anger gets you no where FAST so just stop it! I know you have talent and you can make your life and other better but you have to stop and not let things/people upset you. You have control of YOUR destiny. I see a lot of people that are not your fans or that don't care about you say things that are very hurtful. I can't believe what they wrote - they need more help that they think you do. Apologize, get on with your life and keep making your music. The past will come back and it will surface but it is the PAST so don't let it affect your FURTURE! Life is like that for all of us. We ALL make mistakes - we just have to leran. Like that saying goes, A wise man learns but the fool never does. You be a "wise man" and you will go far. God bless you - he gave you the talent, the looks and your life - use it to edify Him and your blessing will flow.

1208 days ago
223.

rrrrrrrrrrr    

I work in the conde building across the street and was walking to work at the exact time when what sounded like a body was being thrown against the window or some sort of smashing was coming from the window, breaking it and glass pieces literally almost hit a woman in the head walking under the window. She stopped as did I not knowing what was going on...now we know...crazy

1208 days ago
224.

sally k    

He does not get a pass from me! Nor Does Charlie Sheen or Mel Gibson or the guy who was married to Tina Turner, Ike something. Once a women beater always a woman beater.These guys should not have careers or make millions of dollars for anything they do. We have enough vilolents in the world we don't need them.They're Careers should be over forever. I don't care what color they are.

1208 days ago
225.

Sum    

THAT is what set off this A-hole? That EASY interview - Robin gave him a PERFECT opportunity to say how much he's learned and how he's come out a better person and thank his fans for sticking with him - but NOOOOOO Angry Black Man throws chairs. What an idiot. The past shapes us and helps us grow and learn and change - what a missed opportunity and an embarrassment to himself and his lame ass fans.

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