After spending two years repenting for his 2009 attack on Rihanna which led to his arrest, Chris Brown is back on the apology trail, this time for the incident earlier this week when he flew into a rage andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â broke an office window at ABC’s Good Morning America studios. Brown had been upset about questioning that he felt focused too sharply on the Rihanna incident, and apparently (as we are learning,) Chris Brown has anger management issues.
Brown went on BET’s 106 & ParkÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and explained in detail why he’s apparently a crazy fool:
“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 show hosts Rocsi and Terrance. “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.”
Journalism 101: As a longtime news producer myself,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I think it’s pretty lame that he and people on his team think for one second that one of the three major news organizations is going to honor a ‘talking points sheet’. The stark reality is, you’re making matters worse by reacting this way. The incident has now been officially added to a news organizations OWN list of ‘talking points’ that they will want to make a point of asking about.
Oh, but he had more to say:
“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. 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. 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.”
Thankfully, not everyone that gets emotional breaks windows that could send panes of glass falling towards the ground where pedestrians are walking to work. I tend to get emotional myself when a shard of glass has just impaled me.
But in any case, the apology is here: