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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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1123 days ago
62.

1luv    

I guess we all got a taste of what Rihanna had to deal with in that car. This man is crazy. He wants to put himself in the same boat w/ Charlie Sheen, fine you are both crazy, women haters that need some serious help!!

And if Lilo has to go to jail for parole violations, I hope this fool goes too. He could have hurt or killed someone with that flying glass falling to the streets. This man is a danger to everyone around him.

1123 days ago
63.

Kimo    

Just watched the interview and he is clearly sniffing constantly (cocaine) IDIOT!

1123 days ago
64.

Spider    

@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.

Posted at 8:30 AM on Mar 22, 2011 by beautifullywicked78
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Irrelevant. Your reasoning places the blame for his beating up Rihanna squarely on Rihanna - "If only Rihanna hadn't badgered him about that other woman, he wouldn't have explode." Ridiculous.

1123 days ago
65.

karlew    

Let's see Robin Roberts a respected journalist says he approved the questions. Chris Brown a convicted woman beating punk disputes it. No contest...Brown is a liar

1123 days ago
66.

NobodySpecial    

Let's clear a few things up:

WHITE PEOPLE: Those of you using terms like "animal", "jungle" and the "N" word are just racists and you know it. Posts like that should just be purged so we can stick to the topic. Go back to stormfront or where ever you came from.

BLACK PEOPLE: Those of you blaming "the man" assume that Robin is a "token", can't she be smart enough to know how to work Chris over. She's mature and has been in the business for a long time. Chris had a meltdown and it was from a couple of questions. Charlie Sheen isn't getting a pass, people love watching crazy people self-destruct. Charlie has been bashed by everyone. Mel got a pass from THIS WEBSITE, its practically a support network for him. Everywhere else is/was attacking Mel.

Bottom line, Chris screwed himself. He should have expected this type of questioning and while onscreen he seemed to handle it well. Blowing up after the interview was stupid. Let's be honest, he was the one who broke the window, nobody else had a reason to be that pissed. Even if he didn't do it he was screaming in rage and then a window breaks in his dressing room, you think it broke for some other reason ?.

1123 days ago
67.

Mikey    

So it wasn't the question! It was that he was talking to a black women and felt like beating her but held back til he got back to the dressing room where is undressed he self. Progress!

1123 days ago
68.

Sarcia    

Chris was probably trying to be nice. But he just should have told Robin how he felt about her questions. It's over, shall we move on now? I agree with Chris, I am so over people holding a long time grudge against this man for something that happened over 2 yrs ago, that's been dealt with. He did his time, paid his dues and apologized to the damn girl. What more do they want him to do? While people like Charlie Sheen and that racist pig Mel Gibson are basically forgiving.

Well at least he smashed a window in not Robin face.

1123 days ago
69.

Bren    

I'm glad it was a window and not a woman this time. This guy isn't going to change. I pity any women that decide to get with this fool.

1123 days ago
70.

Letitbreal    

post #68..nobody's a racist..you're a fool if you would uphold him or your son (if you have one) for beating a woman.wrong is wrong.black,white,yellow,mom or dad.. And there is only 1 Awesome person,and that is God. no human being is AWESOME.That's what's wrong with the world,people put these celebrities up on pedestals when they are just ordinary people, nothing special about them..they have the same functions we do and bleed the same color blood. Media and cable and Newspapers feed on these celebrities instead of ordinary people that do extraordinary daily routines.

1123 days ago
71.

mousetrap    

He's going to prison now. He has hit thug pay dirt. He can write some songs in there and come out more popular than ever with his thug fans.

1123 days ago
72.

Mikey    

Black man tells black women she can ask the Rhianna question. She asks question, he goes nuts tears off his shirt, breaks window, and threatens ABC employee. Black people come to TMZ and say white people are racists.
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I don't understand there culture.

1123 days ago
73.

Sarcia    

Chris was probably trying to be nice. But he just should have told Robin how he felt about her questions. It's over, shall we move on now? I agree with Chris, I am so over people holding a long time grudge against this man for something that happened over 2 yrs ago, that's been dealt with. He did his time, paid his dues and apologized to the damn girl. What more do they want him to do? While people like Charlie Sheen and that racist pig Mel Gibson are basically forgiving.

Well at least he smashed a window in not Robin face.
Chin up CB!

1123 days ago
74.

Hep    

"Who IS Chris Brown?
Posted at 8:47 AM on Mar 22, 2011 by shutupalready"

I know comments like the above is supposed to make the commenter seem superior to us sub-humans who don't have lives, but, in actuality, it makes shutupalready look pretty dense. If he doesn't know who Chris Brown is, it is very easy to Google his name and find out. Instead, he takes the time to post, even though his post is buried under an avalanche of other posts of people who, somehow, do know who Chris Brown is.

Why don't you tell us the few things you DO know, shutupalready, and we'll work on them for you.

1123 days ago
75.

SUN    

My advice for Chris Brown... next time anyone ask you questions regarding that topic; get up and walk away no matter where you are at... then people will know that you are done with that topic.

1123 days ago
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