Security guards were called to the set of Good Morning America on Tuesday (22Mar11) after Chris Brown allegedly suffered a meltdown and smashed a window in a furious rage.
The pop star made an appearance on the TV show to promote his new music, and after performing he was interviewed by host Robin Roberts in New York's Times Square.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker became increasingly annoyed by questions about his past legal troubles, including his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
He told Roberts, "I'm just focused on this album. This album is what I want people to hear and to get into and definitely this album is what I want them to talk about, not what happened two years ago."
After the interview, Brown is said to have stormed back to his dressing room in a rage, screaming and shouting at the top of his voice, according to Tmz.com.
The website reports Brown ripped his t-shirt off and allegedly slammed a chair into a window, breaking the glass with shards falling onto the street below.
Hair and make-up artists are said to have become alarmed and called security, but Brown had already left the building by the time they arrived.
The singer updated his Twitter.com page after the alleged incident and made a scathing reference to Charlie Sheen, whose bizarre antics have hit headlines across the world over the last few months.
Brown writes, "I'm so over people bringing this past s**t up!!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there (sic) bulls**t."
The message was subsequently deleted and replaced with a note which reads, "All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I'm so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!!"
Brown was convicted of assaulting Rihanna and remains on probation after serving a community service sentence and attending anger management classes.