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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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121.

Paul Lynde    

@139 racist

1259 days ago
122.

CCC    

To post #z Bob - You act as if you are better than CB because you are white, but your own race should be ashamed of you. I'll tell you right now that I don't like any man who beats on a woman, no matter what color he is. Chris is a punk that loses his temper quickly, yet everyone should just let him be. Leave the guy alone and maybe he will change. And as for all of the other racists of both colors on this site who will never change, EFF-OFF. You people are the worst this nation has to offer.

1259 days ago
123.

SHAE     

she asked if it was okay to ask a FEW questions.....THIS BITCH HAD NOTHING BUT QUESTIONS ABOUT RIHANNA..NOT ONCE DID SHE MENTION HIS ALBUM....GTFOH!!!! BULL**** STANARDS ONCE AGAIN...AND ALL U MOFOS ON HERE LOVE TO THROW SALT ON HIS GAME...I CANT WAIT TO SEE HOW WELL HIS ALBUM DOES AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE....

1259 days ago
124.

Lisa    

@ 139 that was a racist comment, you look just as bad as he did for having his little temper tantrum...Anyway, I feel that Robin did take advantage of the situation, continuing a line of questioning on a subject that he didn't want to go into...I don't believe we are so much talking about him not being able to promote his album but with the Rhiannna thing, we've been there done that...We've gone through this ish with a fine tooth comb...LET IT GO!!! If Charlie Sheen can get his show back why can't Chris Brown sell some albums...And as for the hip hop community letting him off the hook, that's not the case, they know everyone has a past and demons in the closet, let Chris deal with his demons and do what he knows how to do, make music...whether you choose to buy it or not that is your choice but let those that still like him, like him...And who ever made the Michael Jackson comment...Let go, he's dead!!!! His past is his past and he is not here to have a future so plug it....

1259 days ago
125.

cb    

Chris needs to get a grip that yes people will keep bring up the past. He defintely needs help to find something within himself that will stop him from acting out like this yet again.

1259 days ago
126.

Lisa    

He ripped off his shirt cause he was bringin' sexy back...LMAO!!!!

1259 days ago
127.

Cristian02    

This guy is a huge douche. His music sucks, he looks like a bum. Just a cry for attention. WAWAWA!, Rihanna doesnt love me!!!! WAWA!

1259 days ago
128.

karefree    

Only *******S stand up and judge others as if they have never done anything wrong in their lives. No one saw him throw the chair (TMZ just reported that), but it makes for exciting news if the "Angry Black Man" is on the war path again. If you don't like him as an entertainer, then don't buy his music or attend a concert. But don't make character judgments on someone you DO NOT know. Just because he is a public figure, does not mean you know anything about him or know him personally. Grow up...

1259 days ago
129.

sandy    

Looks like anger management did not work. Kid is a Thug. The view tried to imply calling this kid a thug was Racial. I don't see how. A thug is a thug period.

1259 days ago
130.

J    

#151

We know he beats women...and he throws chairs...and his music sucks...p.s. don't blame all black men for one giant douche bag abuser

1259 days ago
131.

Criss    

I really hope Rihanna isn't stupid enough to go back with this wanna-be thug.

1259 days ago
132.

J    

#151

We know he beats women...and he throws chairs...and his music sucks...p.s. don't blame all black men for one giant douche bag abuser

1259 days ago
133.

Marjorie    

I think it's time for the media and all the Chris Brown haters to bury this incident and allow a young man to get on with his life.Everybody seems bent on denying him the ability to work again and put this behind him. Although he was the aggressor, he was provoked. It was wrong, he paid the price, allow him to move on, Please! Just as the "floozie" who caused the whole incident because of her jealous insecurities is allowed to be flaunting her wares, (the only thing she's got) all over the place, Chris Brown should be left alone to rehabilitate his career. At least he has a voice and dancing skills. I have to wonder if he was white if this hatchet would have been buried a long time ago? There are MANY bad behaving white men, some who have gone to prison, etc. and they are allowed to go on and live their lives. I can empathize with Chris Brown; Here he was going on GMA to talk about his music and this old wound had to be re-opened. He must have been thinking; What a waste of time; Will I ever be allowed to forget this mistake?? I say; "ENOUGH ALREADY"!!! Let him live his life without a constant reminder of one night of indiscretion. Hell Yes! Older men have made much more serious mistakes in this Society and are almost glorified, at least he was a very young man when this happened. LET HIM BE! STOP SUCKING HIS LIFE OUT OF HIM! The media is so empty and parasitic these days, as most have gone TABLOID, which is the source of the destructive among us. Give Chris Brown his life back and stop continuing to rub salt in an open wound!ABC and their journalists should hold on to a higher calling and stop trying to fit in with Tabloid TV, It's a crying shame what they will sink to for ratings. We are tired of the Chris Brown/Rhianna incident.

1259 days ago
134.

The Timekeeper    

I have no problem with Robin Roberts asking Chris a questions about Rihanna, ( althoughthis story is waay old) she could have spent more time discussing the here and now with him. However, Ms. Roberts has her own issues with her lifestyle, which she avoids at all costs. Now, dnot get it twisted, it isnt her lifestyle I am objecing to. However, if you are going to delve into celebrities personal lives then I think you are obligated to be honest about your own. If not, then leave those kinds of questions to others who dont have secrest to hide.

1259 days ago
135.

Tanisha    

If he does or doesn't perform its not the end of the world. All these judgmental people need to do something productive with there self and stop worrying bout the next man. Where are your children, do they curse, smoke, have unprotected sex, skip school,make bad grades.. OH ya now we talking.. Get ya self and ya family in check.. The read the gossip n judge.! How are you living? Now that's the question?

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