Despite Chris Brown’s backstage outburst at the “Good Morning America” studios on Tuesday after host Robin Roberts questioned him about his life following his 2009 assault of Rihanna, the singer still will appear on another ABC show next week.
A network rep confirmed to EW.com that Brown’s scheduled performance on “Dancing With the Stars” next Tuesday will go on as planned. Meanwhile, TMZ reports that ABC has no plans to press charges against the singer over the tantrum.
The incident left many wondering if Brown had violated his probation in some way. E! News reported that plainclothes detectives arrived on the scene shortly after the outburst. TMZ pointed out that if New York prosecutors don’t press charges, then the singer wouldn’t have violated his probation and should avoid any further trouble with the law. MTV News contacted the Los Angeles County Probation Department about the matter, but they said they “were unable to comment.”
Shortly after his reported meltdown, Brown was spotted playing basketball at New York’s West 4th Street Courts. In photos posted online, the singer appeared in good spirits, smiling as he played out in the open. E! News further reported that his post-“GMA” schedule included a stop at the Opera gallery, where he appeared “really happy and in a great mood.”
A release party held in honor of Brown’s F.A.M.E. album at Webster Hall on Tuesday night also went on as scheduled, MTV News confirms from sources. Video posted online shows the embattled singer performing at the event.
A source told People.com that Brown has “been trying to move on from his past and focus on his music, and he’s finally putting out an album. Why can’t we focus on that? He makes great music and he loves his fans. He’s a good kid.”
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