Chris Brown goes berserk after Rihanna questions on 'GMA'
A furious Chris Brown stormed off the set of "Good Morning America" and trashed a dressing room yesterday after being questioned on the air about his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown, 21, whose image is still hurting from that bloody beating, dodged questions about the incident before going on the rampage that ended with him bolting shirtless from ABC’s Times Square studios.
"That was very serious what you went through and what happened," co-host Robin Roberts said. "How have you been able to …"
Brown, looking irritated, shot back: "This album is what I want them to talk about and not what happened two years ago."
After the interview and a performance to promote his new album, "F.A.M.E.," Brown trashed his dressing room and shattered a window, causing staff to call security, ABC News reported. Police were not called.
Brown got court-ordered domestic violence counseling and six months community service after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in the face in February 2009.
"As always, we asked questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown," ABC News said in a statement.
A rep for Brown declined to comment, but after the incident, Brown reportedly tweeted (then quickly deleted): "I’m so over people bringing this past s**t up!!!"
Chris Brown: A history of controversy
March 2011: Nude photos of him are leaked. He responds: "It's whatever, man … I don't care about all of that," denying claims it was a publicity stunt.
Feb. 2011: Graphic new photos of the Rihanna assault are released, stirring new outrage.
July 2010: Accused of using eyedrops to induce tears during a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards.
Dec. 2009: Lashes out Walmart for not carrying his CD in stores, tweeting: "I'm tired of this s---. Major stores r blackballing my CD…." Walmart responds that it actually was selling the CD.
June 2009: Pleads guilty to felony assault for the Rihanna beating earlier that year.