Rihanna Tears Up Over Chris Brown In New ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Interview Preview

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The Singer Tries To Describe What She Was Feeling
Recalling the night in February 2009 when she faced violence at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown is likely something Rihanna will have to do privately for the rest of her life. But while speaking with Oprah Winfrey in Barbados for her upcoming Oprah’s Next Chapter interview, the “Where Have You Been” songstress teared up and attempted to describe how she tried to mentally process her feelings for Brown after that notorious incident.

“I lost my best friend,” Rihanna tells Winfrey through tears in a new preview for the episode. “Like, everything I knew switched — switched overnight. And I couldn’t control that, so I had to deal with that, and that’s not easy for me to understand or interpret. And it’s not easy to interpret on camera. Not with the world watching.”

In the clip, Rihanna goes on to say the following: “It became a circus and I felt protective. 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… Nobody’s gonna say he needs help. Everybody’s gonna say he’s a monster.”

For many fans of RiRi, it’s been hard to see her shed tears over the man who so brutally beat her three years ago. Likewise, many of her followers were perplexed earlier this year when rumors began to surface that the two had not only reconciled, but gotten back together as a couple, following their musical collaborations on remixes of “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up The Music”.

Rihanna’s full interview with Oprah airs on OWN this Sunday, at 9 p.m. EST. Perhaps we’ll all get more incite as to her frame of mind when it comes to her ex(?)-boyfriend when the episode airs in its entirety.

  • Bela

    ok she’s still in love with Chris .. & Rhi trying deal with the millions of emotions in her head caused her to lose her mind alittle bit ,, whch turned Chris off

  • liva

    I love rihanna she’s a idol to me all I can say is stay strong and carry on xx

  • Liveurlife Thisyear

    I don’t think that CHRIS is a MONSTER. I think he lost control that nite to the point where it WASN’T Rihanna he was beating. He was beating the man that abused his mother and young Chris Brown. EVERYONE doesn’t HATE CHRIS Rihanna, everyone doesn’t believe HE’S a MONSTER. CHRIS needs to FOCUS on that TRUTH while dealing with the HATERZ that he’s had to deal with,(4 3yrs. and counting) NOW those are some MONSTERS!!!

  • Writesmylife Story

    Too bad Rih Chris moved on with his freggin like or at least he is trying to but you can’t help but bring 2009 into 2012 and there are these bozos who are taking this teary eyed Rih seriously..what happened to Thug Life Rih who tells everyone to F off yet claims to have done “nothing” to Chris back in 2009 during your 20/20 interview..complete bull..sh*t..

  • Wink

    First of all Chris and Rhi were very very young when tis happened. They both have grown so much since the incident. Chris still loves Rhi-let’s make that clear. None of us know ow hard this has been for this girl who has now turned into a woman. Men can mask their emotions by moving on to someone else . For women it’s totally different. Neither one of these kids are monsters they were jus that kids who happened to be best friends.

  • LeChele Gilly

    I disagree with her choices but all women need to have absolute control over their lives, including victims. And that, I approve.