Rihanna will sit down for Oprah’s Next Chapter on August 19th to reveal her state of mind after her 2009 altercation with Chris Brown. To be honest I am really leery to watch the interview basedon mixed emotions due to a lack of insight. I can honestly say that I have no idea how it feels to be betrayed in a physical altercation by a man I love. I also know that media can twist and turn and even concoct our own spin from every angle. Not an easy life to live and I don’t envy the spotlight and pedestal that celebrities are place upon,.
I’m hoping that the altercation isn’t the focus of the hour long interview and Rihanna is allowed to show her true personality, talk her dreams, and share what her Next Chapters’ goals are.
With that being said-
Rihanna tells Oprah:
“I lost my best friend… everything I knew switched — switched in a night. And I couldn’t control that. It’s not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching. I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in.
Because as angry as I was — as angry and hurt and betrayed — I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And who’s going to help him? Nobody’s going to say he needs help, everybody’s going to say he’s a monster, without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him.“
Air date: Sunday, August 19 on Oprah’s Next Chapter at 9/8c on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.