Chris Brown Apologizes for 'GMA' Outburst: 'I Got Very Emotional'
Chris Brown has apologized for storming off the set of ABC's Good Morning America, throwing a cooler and allegedly breaking a window because he was so angry about being asked about ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
"First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, or anybody who was offended or really looked, and [was] disappointed at my actions, because I'm disappointed in the way I acted," Brown said, according to a transcript of his live appearance on BET's 106 & Park that was obtained by ABCNews.com.
Robin Roberts conducted the interview with Brown on Tuesday that caused him to storm off the set after performing a single from his new album, F.A.M.E. (She was also one of the first to interview him after he was arrested in 2009 for his altercation with Rihanna.)
Brown emphasized that no one was hurt during the incident.
His reason for the outburst? "[I had to release] the anger that I had inside of me" about being questioned about Rihanna. He has claimed he was caught off guard by the questions and was under the impression the interview would focus on his new album.
"Yes, I got very emotional," he said on 106 & Park. "And I apologize for acting like that."
Earlier on Wednesday, Roberts said the singer would be welcomed back on GMA.
"I wish him the absolute best," Roberts said on ABC's morning show. "We extended the invitation to him [to come back], and sure hope he takes us up on it because I'd sure love to have another chat with him."
But she also claimed that Brown knew about the questions ahead of time.
"Any time we have a guest, we let them know ahead of time the subject matter and the topics. And even right before the interview I let him know," Roberts explained again Wednesday on air. "I was shocked like everyone else, because we've had a wonderful relationship. I've been to his home, he's very gracious, and we've had easy conversation."