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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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Carl    

Good job on showing how much you've changed. Once a little punk, always a little punk!

1256 days ago
17.

dbag    

Chris, even though you wish otherwise, the public will never forget you beat up a girl. Your career should be over.

1256 days ago
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e jones    

Hey, Chris has a point, why does everyone love Charlie (or do we)? Well, there is one difference, apparently Chris beat the hell out of Rihanna and gave her a black eye, as far as I remember there are no pics of Brooke or other women (maybe from the 90's there are?)with a black eye, Charlie just gets mad and talks a lot of crap apparently but Chris beat the hell out of women, well there is your difference Chris.

1256 days ago
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Spider    

Why can't people just let go of the past, he paid for his mistake and is trying to move on but everyone still brings it up. A person can only take so much before they explode!

Posted at 8:20 AM on Mar 22, 2011 by beautifullywicked78
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Ahhhh yes, the justification for thousands of violent actions.

1256 days ago
20.

Andrea    

He must have something new coming out and want publicity..just like Charlie Sheen. Showing out to get publicity in order for themselves to make money. Sadly, they can't get an audience on mere talent, they have to act a fool to get attention.

1256 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

Ummmmm can we say criminal mischief??? Obstructing someone elses property??? Gosh these celebs get away with EVERYTHING!

1256 days ago
22.

SimplySaid    

Ummmm this post is now BACKING AWAY from him throwing the chair at the window!! HMMMMMM but folks are ready to judge him!! NO ONE IN THE STUDIO SAW HIM THROW THE CHAIR so who said he did! LOOK HOW QUICK FOLKS will throw ya azz under the bus! SMH, and if his people approved that line of questioning without his approval--THEY AZZES WOULD BE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE, TODAY!!!

1256 days ago
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BIGPAPI175914    

WHAT A LITTLE BITCH. HE TRYS TO LOOK GANGSTER BUT DEEP DOWN INSIDE HE IS A BITCH WHO BEATS BITCHES. MAN UP YOU ****ING *****

1256 days ago
24.

Mari    

Always liked CB but WOW...what a punk he's turned into! He obviously has inner demons to deal with and this latest display won't help his image...or his pocket book.

1256 days ago
25.

Kevin    

Someone has a temper.

1256 days ago
26.

Janie    

"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."

Translation: ABC isn't going to file a police report/file charges.

1256 days ago
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beautifullywicked78    

@Spider, did you watch the video? He is trying very hard to promote his album and she just keeps on asking about the past incident. I'm not justifying what he did but he paid his price and nobody is letting him move on. The statement that he approved the questions, I highly doubt they told him that no matter how much you try and promote your album, we are going to keep badgering you on the past.

1256 days ago
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Lori    

20.

Hey, Chris has a point, why does everyone love Charlie (or do we)? Well, there is one difference, apparently Chris beat the hell out of Rihanna and gave her a black eye, as far as I remember there are no pics of Brooke or other women (maybe from the 90's there are?)with a black eye, Charlie just gets mad and talks a lot of crap apparently but Chris beat the hell out of women, well there is your difference Chris.

Posted at 8:23 AM on Mar 22, 2011 by e jones
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You're kidding right? CHUCKLES SHOT AT and HIT Kelly Preston, his then live in girlfriend, in the wrist.

He choked out and held the latest wife with a knife to her throat CHRISTMAS DAY...

CHUCKLES is as dangerous as any of these punks, it's just that Chris isn't as famous, so he isn't forgiven those "minor" details like are forgiven for CHUCKLES and Mel Giblets.

1256 days ago
29.

Cmbreezy94    

YOU ALL ARE SUCH DRAMA STARTERS!!! ITS ALREADY BEEN CONFIRMED THAT IT DID NOOOT HAPPEN... NOW THAT HE IS DOING BETTER THAN YOU, YOUR MAD. LEAVE HIM ALONE.. ITS HIS TIME TO SHINE.. DESPITE MISTAKES IN THE PAST, OR ANYTHING THAT THE MEDIA PORTRAYS, CHRIS BROWN WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE BEST AT EVERYTHING (= #BreezyDoesIt

1256 days ago
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mousetrap    

He must keep up his thug image so he can continue to appeal to his core fans. If he would have gone to prison for a while for beating Rihanna, he would have hit pay dirt. And no, I'm not joking. I really believe this is the way these people's minds work.

1256 days ago
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