Published March 22, 2011
Brown, 21, reportedly became enraged Tuesday and smashed a huge plate glass window after being asked questions about his 2009 domestic violence conviction following the brutal assault of his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
Brown was interviewed by ABC's Robin Roberts, who asked the singer several questions about Rihanna, and about his new number-one album, “FAME,” including what it stood for.
“Forgiving All My Enemies and Fans Are My Everything,” he said.
Roberts asked who those enemies were, and if Brown understood why some people might see him in a negative light following his assault conviction.
“I’ve been focusing on this album,” Brown said, growing visibly annoyed. “So definitely this album is what I want them to talk about, and not what happened in the past, two years ago.”
Following the interview, the singer reportedly stormed into his dressing room and screamed so loudly that other guests and people backstage called security.
During the fit, Brown smashed an exterior window of his dressing room with a chair, according to multiple reports. The damage to the window was extensive, with the ground below cordoned off due to broken glass fragments. A security guard on the scene told FOX411.com he could not comment on the incident, but was told to monitor the sidewalk to make sure pedestrians would not step on any glass and get hurt.
Brown was photographed leaving the building without his shirt on, reportedly confronting a segment producer before employees stepped in to intervene.
The NYPD said no charges or complaints had yet been filed by ABC or anyone else regarding the alleged early-morning incident. But with Brown still on probation from his 2009 assault conviction, an attorney tells FOX411.com that if he was charged and convicted of a crime, Brown could be facing jail time.
“In the state of New York, criminal mischief is described as intentional damage to property,” Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kenniff said. “If the damage exceeds $1,000, it’s a felony charge. If it’s less, it’s a misdemeanor. Either one, however, is criminal and punishable by jail time.”
“If he is still on probation and charged with a criminal offense, the violation would spell jail time,” Kenniff added. “You aren’t going to give someone who violates their probation more probation. A judge would likely give him the alternative sentence, which is jail time.”
Sources connected to the production told TMZ that Robin Roberts asked Brown before the interview began if he would be comfortable answering questions about the Rihanna incident, to which he answered yes.
ABC told FOX411.com in a statement, ""As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown."
An email to Brown's rep was not immediately returned.
Following the incident, Brown Tweeted, “I’m so over people bring this past s**t up!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for [their] bullsh**t”
Minutes later, he deleted the Tweet, replacing it with “All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!”
Roberts also Tweeted following the incident, writing, "Sure has been an interesting AM @GMA. Still sorting thru everything myself. Just my 2nd day on twitter, wonder what tomorrow will bring?"
FoxNews.com's Joshua Rhett Miller contributed to this report.