Chris Brown Parts Ways With Publicist After ‘GMA’ Outburst
After committing a PR disaster by going ballistic behind the scenes at ABC's 'Good Morning America,' Chris Brown has parted ways with his longtime publicist. The New York Post reports that spokesperson Tammy Brook and Brown split in the midst of the artist's album release week for his new LP, 'F.A.M.E.'
While Brown apologized for the window-smashing, shirtless meltdown, Brook reveals she did not leave her post as his publicist because of the outburst. She is no stranger to controversial clients, either. Brook's roster also includes the always-risky Mike Tyson, footballer Terrell Owens and basketball star Chris Bosh.
"I am an entertainment/music publicist and was hired as a publicist, as they often are, to work specifically on his music publicity for the term up to the release of Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. album, which was released on Tuesday March 22 and is entering the Billboard and iTunes charts at number 1 this week," Brook tells TMZ. "I love and support Chris and it has been an honor to be a part of this album and I look forward to the possibility of working with him again in the future."
Brown's 'GMA' antics held the attention of Internet users throughout the week, but it doesn't appear to have impacted the first week sales of 'F.A.M.E.' in a negative manner. The album is projected to top the Billboard 200 chart and sell 250,000 copies in its initial run.
While he recently predicted 'F.A.M.E.' would go platinum in a week, this would still be Brown's first No. 1 album -- an indication that, meltdown aside, he has largely come back from the public scorn following the infamous incident with Rihanna in 2009.
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