It's been a good news/bad news week for Chris Brown. The confessed girlfriend beater has scored a major segment on ABC's Good Morning America just days after it was revealed that superstar singer/producer Timbaland has dropped a Brown track from his upcoming CD.
Brown will be appearing on GMA in early December. He's doing a pre-taped "tell all" with co-anchor Robin Roberts. It will likely be followed by a live in-studio performance although the details of that are still being worked out.
Brown admitted to assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna February 8. She did a highy emotional interview with Diane Sawyer on GMA earlier this month and said she saw "no soul in his eyes" as Chris beat her.
Brown's booking on the ABC early show is also causing controversy because it follows so closely on the network's decision to cancel Adam Lambert's GMA appearance. ABC execs were reportedly afraid Adam might repeat his same sex kiss with a member of his band that had caused such a stir at the American Music Awards.
Some critics are arguing that GMA is sending out the message that a same sex kiss will get you booted off the show while beating your girlfriend will get you on it.
The Timbaland CD is only two weeks from release. The elimination of Brown's vocals on The One I Love track is being explained as one of "creative differences," according to Timbaland's manager Marcus Spence.