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Chris Brown apologizes for "GMA" incident, says he was surprised by question

Chris Brown apologizes for "GMA" incident on BET
Chris Brown is interviewed by co-host Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America" AP/ABC

(CBS) - Chris Brown apologized for his destructive temper tantrum in his dressing room on the set of ABC's "Good Morning America," explaining that he was surprised that his attack on Rihanna was brought up during his interview.

"I didn't physically hurt anyone; I didn't try to hurt anyone. I just wanted to release the anger that I had inside of me because 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. But I felt like people kept just trying to take it away from me," he told the audience at BET's "106 & Park" on Wednesday evening.

Brown broke a window with a chair Tuesday, causing some shards of glass to fall to the street below, according to ABC News.

ABC has since invited the R&B singer to come back on the morning show.

"We wish him the absolute best and... we've extended the invitation to him and I sure hope that he takes us up on it, because we'd love to have another chat with him," Roberts said Wednesday on GMA.

According to TMZ, ABC had previously decided not to file charges against Brown.

Brown is currently on probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

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