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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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GemmaT    

A bit off topic: Why are there people saying that Chris is a thug who needs street cred? He's not a rapper, he's an R&B singer. R&B singers do not need street cred. It really irritates me when people conflate R&B singing with rapping because the artist is black.

1226 days ago
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Maggie    

Chris is a child under Robbin. What she did is outragious and she was trying to hurt him. Why?

1226 days ago
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Heidi    

ON GMA THEY ALWAYS RUN THROUGH THE Q'S FIRST AND GET APPROVAL. She planned on asking them, expecting him to give some really sweet quote about being a better man and that he's grateful for all he's learned etc. through this experience, and he's glad the order has been lifted and the courts believe he's rehabilitated, and she would have moved on. He totally stonewalled her, gritted his teeth and glared at her, and refused to answer! ANY interviewer worth their salt would circle back, and ask in a different way, and ask for an answer. Robyn did nothing wrong. Chris Brown is a talented singer and performer but he unfortunately STILL has not learned his lesson, nor is he a better man (yet).

1226 days ago
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meohmy    

When Robin left the studio she shows a smile on her face like she did something good, and had the nerve to twitter about what tomarrow will bring.

She needs a lesson on the word Mercy which is another word for Love.

What if people asked her about her cancer disease would she like those questions asked of her, and would she like to reminded of that?

She has a look like she was doing a payback for his past mistake, but he took responsiblity for it and it's over period.

And for her to ask about Rhianna was a waste of time as Rhianna has been very lustfull and worldly showing her sexual flesh all the time and how she carries her self is disgraceful and she should not get such glory for this sick side of her which caused things to lead to bad actions on both there parts. She is a person that people should not respect for that side of herself, she needs to think about how she presents herself in public. She needs to humble herself (cover up)so sexual yuk!, hopefully she will learn to present herself more respectfully and then I can see her gaining the right kind of respect.

I believe they have both learned lessons as we all do. His father wasn't role modeling the way a father should which always has a ripple affect on families and that we are aware of this as this was made public.

Even though Robin asked to ask him questions about Rhianna he should have been strong and politely said no, I just want to talk about music and moving forward with my life and not look at the past. So this was a mistake on his part, and Robin really was nervy to ask that.

So forgive and forgetting is hard to come to grips with, but we all have to do it.

Have Mercy Robin, and you need to show respect and common sense for a women your age, so please set an example for the youth in society and help them grow in a positive way.

Robin Practice Respect and be a role model and don't forget we all have a past, we are all human! GO FORWARD NOT BACKWARDS!

1226 days ago
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Renee Briggs    

WOW!!!!!! this is so amazing because Chris Brown is taking anger management classes and it is very obvious they are not working. I am just glad it was a window that got smashed instead of a person

1226 days ago
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pyrochick    

Ah, there he goes again! He's been telling others that the Rhianna incident was a one time deal and that he doesn't have an anger problem and Charlie Sheen doesn't either and neither does Lindsay Lohan. They are ALL of bunch of LOSERS! Hear that, Charlie? LOSERS!!!!! All of you need to go do a threesome on some deserted island and get the f--k out of dodge. Infact, leave the planet so that the media doesn't report on your anymore. I WILL NOT buy Chris album, I will NEVER watch 2 1/2 men and I don't even know what Linsday is supposedly famous for unless it is porn or something. She just looks like some old -ass-nasty-ass skank and needs to do something with her looks and personality. All of them are has-beens!!!! They stink, they are ugly and they have no personality or talent, so why report on them? LOSERS!!!!!

1226 days ago
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general    

I dont believe Robin when she says that Chris knew about the questions... not those questions. Still think she set him up.. I dont blame him for getting upset. Maybe not doing all that he did but.. he was there to talk about his album, his music.

1226 days ago
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anoncommeneter    

I think Chris Brown is borderline retarded. No joke. He's obviously lacking in mental ability. Dude struggles to form a sentence properly.

1225 days ago
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just sayin    

So....I don't particularly LIKE CB, but I really have to say that GMA does this crap to everyone. They use whatever sensationalism is there to tease viewers to watch, then keep beating on it over and over again. (before EVERY commercial till the interview starts) Robin may have gotten the OK for a few Rhianna questions, but they can't sit still with that- they try to rehash it for some "nugget" of tabloid journalism. So sad. I've seen them do this too many times before. That is why I now refuse to watch GMA. BOYCOTT GMA until they can be journalists. If I want gossip, I watch TMZ TV!

1225 days ago
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1225 days ago
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cari    

Chris Brown is nothing more than a spoiled little two year old who is in desperate need of an indefinite 'time out'. Lights out. Career OVER!

But Robin C'MON! Japan. Libya. and you are doing interviews that are on the level of TMZ and E! ??
Bet you are a REALLY REALLY proud HACK!

1225 days ago
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crystal    

From what I saw, Robin Roberts exercised poor interviewing skills today. Guess we all make mistakes and get 2nd 3rd 4th etc. chances. Her mistake in poorly interviewing Chris by pushig the envelop by returning to the topic 3 times when he had respectfully responded the 1st 2 times was simply inappropriate and uncalled for and it showed during the interview. She has not done that to other artists who specifically come on the show to perform and promote there albums. But guess what, she will have a 2nd 3rd etc. chance to appropriate due her job just like Chris and all of us silly humans.

1225 days ago
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BLKbutterfly    

It was an INTERVIEW!!! Chris must realize that he cannot behave in this manner because he 'dislikes' the question (s). His childish behavior is unacceptable; furthermore he needs to mature in his attitude, actions, and integrity. People will forever associate him with the domestic violence incident with Rhianna; therefore he must learn how to EQUIP himself mentally for the questions and accusations. Change begins with CHRIS BROWN!!! Robin did what a reporter does and that IS REPORTS the good, bad ,and ugly. This was his opportunity to say YES, "I've made mistakes in my past that I am not pleased with, however I have learned from my mistakes, I've made a mends with all, and I look forward to establishing discipline and balance in my life. Yesterday is history...but today allows me the chance to improve and work on becoming a better person daily." The sad part no one is reinforcing positiveness to this young man. I pray for him.

1225 days ago
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a. jones    

What is he on?

1225 days ago
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Robert Clarck    

well to the ones that are downing this talented young man, put urself in his shoes. How would u feel on national tv, and being questioned about an incident that obviously occured 2 years ago? He has paid his debt so why wont they just let it go? a person can only take so much bs until they snapped. he cant move forward for these dumb ass tv hosts bringing bull**** up. talk about the good things that he's doing, it doesnt always have to be the negative. and to the one that wants chirs to die, god is forgiving, so why dont yall just grow the **** up with these childish ass comments and show some damn empathy

1225 days ago
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