Chris Brown publicly apologized for his backstage blowup on the set of Good Morning America, saying he needed to let off steam and that he didn't hurt anyone.
"First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, or anybody who was offended or really disappointed in my actions, because I was disappointed in the way I acted and, you know, a lot of people don't know what went down," Brown said in a rambling message on BET's 106 & Park.
After Chris Brown's "GMA" appearance Tuesday to promote his album, F.A.M.E., the singer stormed backstage in a rage. A cooler was thrown and the dressing room window was broken.
"We appreciate he apologized to the staff because they were shaken by his violent outburst," Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts said.
On the BET program, Brown expressed his frustration over being asked a question about his past in the GMA interview.
During Tuesday's interview, Roberts asked Brown about the status of the restraining order against him stemming from a felony assault case involving his ex-girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
"Recently, the restraining order against you that Rihanna had issued has been relaxed," Roberts said Tuesday. "Have you seen each other, been around each other?"
"Not really," Brown said. "It's not a big deal to me as far as that situation. ... This album is what I want to focus on and not something that happened two years ago."
Brown told the audience of the video countdown show on BET that he had sent talking points that didn't include questions about Rihanna.
"When I do interviews, we always send out a talking point sheet, you know, and if the network or whoever isn't complying with what we want to do...we usually kind of back out and wait until it's a better situation," Brown said on BET.
In a prepared statement, ABC News said, "Chris Brown was invited on 'Good Morning America' to perform and to be interviewed. There were no talking points offered."
Brown said he was thrown off by the questions asked by Roberts.
"I felt like, ok, they told us this just so they can get us on the show so they can exploit me. You know, that's what I thought...and I kind of took it very, very hard," Brown said.
Roberts talked to Brown during the commercial break before the interview and reiterated that a question might be asked about his past.
"People heard me say that to him and his response was cool," Roberts said.
Brown admitted yesterday that he grew increasingly agitated during the interview.
"You could see me upset...I kept my composure and did my performances and when I got back, I just let off like steam in the back. I didn't physically hurt anyone, I didn't try to hurt anyone," Brown said.
He wanted to release "the anger that I had inside of me."
A fuming Brown returned to his dressing room after the interview and performance of "Yeah 3x," the lead single off his new album.
Then he came back down the hall, still backstage, and stopped upon seeing the person who produced the segment. Brown didn't have his shirt on.
The show's hair and makeup staff said they called security because they heard loud noises coming from Brown's dressing room.
"Yes, I got very emotional," Brown said on BET's 106 & Park. "And I apologize for acting like that."
Brown, himself, brought up his past on his BET appearance, telling the hosts of 106 & Park that it was his fans that helped him get through the "stuff" he was going through a year ago when he always had a "frown" on his face.
Roberts, who conducted one of the first interviews with Brown after his 2009 sentencing and has invited Brown to come back to "GMA" for another interview, said that it's time to move past the incident.
"It's time to move on, everyone to move on. We wish him the absolute best and this too shall pass," Roberts said.