Chris Brown, one of the all-time leaders in “messing up and then halfheartedly apologizing for it,” tried to explain his Good Morning America freak-out while appearing on 106 and Park yesterday. In Brown’s words:
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…Yes, I got very emotional. And I apologize for acting like that … I felt like, ‘OK, they told us [no Rihanna questions] just so they can get us on the show so they can exploit me.’ You know, that’s what I thought’ … I kind of took it very, very hard. And I kept my composure throughout the interview, although you could see me upset, you know. I kept my composure and did my performances, and when I got back, I just let off, like, steam in the back.
Let off steam! Brown is almost as good at understatements as he is at remembering intricate choreography. Also of note: GMA denies ever agreeing to stay away from the subject of Rihanna; one of the things that Brown damaged was a cooler; and after the incident, apparently before ineffectually balling up, Brown reportedly “headed to an art gallery appearance.”