Chris Brown is right back where he started two years after savagely beating then-girlfriend Rihanna, apologizing for an unexpected, violent outburst following what should have been a routine television interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
After a day and night acting as though he didn’t care about the outburst, he finally wised up and apologized on BET’s “106 & Park” television show.
But once again, his incredible talent is being overshadowed by actions that are not only dangerous to himself and others, but seemingly beyond his control.
“First of all I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really looked disappointed at my actions because I was really disappointed in my actions,” Brown told BET hosts Rocsi and Terrance.
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“A lot of people don’t know what went down. When I do shows or I do interviews we always send out a talking points sheet and if the network or whomever doing the interviewing isn’t complying with what we want to do so we can equally accomplish a goal we usually back out until its a better situation,” he explained.
Brown claims questions about his actions in Feb. 2009 on the night he beat up Rihanna were not review and approved in advance. But ABC said he was aware the incident would be among the subjects discussed.
“When we actually did this event everything was cool. We was suppose to perform, the talking points were positivity, creative, and everything that was sent to me, everything was about the album,” he explained.
“So as the interview proceeded it was thrown off, i was kind of thrown off by it. I felt like they told us this so that they can just get us on the show just to exploit me. That’s what I thought. And so I took it very, very hard.”
“I kind of kept my composure throughout the whole interview although you can see me upset. I kept my composure and did my performance and when I got back I let off steam in the back,” he said.
“I didn’t physically hurt anyone, I didn’t try to hurt anyone. I just wanted to release the anger I had inside me cause I felt like I worked so hard for this music. And i love my fans and I love to be able to make positive music that I felt like people kept, just trying to take it away from me, take away from me.
“So yes, I got very emotional and I apologize for acting like that.”
After ABC host Robyn Roberts brought up the Rihanna incident the first time, Brown gave a reserved answer. “It’s not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I’m past that in my life.
“Today’s the album day, so that’s what I’m focused on,” he said.
Roberts came back to the subject again asking if he was still dealing with legal issues from the case.
“This album is what I want people to hear and people to really get into, so definitely this album is what I want them to talk about and not stuff that happened two years ago,” he shot back.
Brown maintained his composure long enough to perform the first of two schedule songs.
But afterward, he could be heard screaming in his dressing room amid loud sounds of crashing articles and furniture.
He allegedly threw a chair at a window, shattering it and sending shards of glass to the street below.
As a result of the Rihanna assault, Brown was forced to complete a year-long domestic violence and anger management program as well as 180 days of community service for his coping plea in the case.
For most of the past two years, he has been laying low, out of the public eye, working on his music.
His new album F.A.M.E. is supposed to mark his return to public life. But Brown can only jeopardize his career so many times before he becomes a public pariah. Now he has two strikes. Will he make it three?
Watch his apology below: