Rihanna was the latest star to be interviewed on Oprah’s Next Chapter television show on August 19th.
An emotional Rihanna revealed all to Oprah in a candid interview yesterday. RihRih is quite the closed off one and bad gal when it comes to media scrutiny and any discussion involving her previous relationship with Chris Brown. This was evidenced earlier this year in Australia while promoting her film Battleship – where she walked out on a media interview when he was mentioned.
I guess Oprah has a way of convincing people to open up in a way other interviewers can’t – and hello, it’s Oprah for goodness sake! As if you’d pass up that opportunity?!
A real and vulnerable Rihanna reveals that Chris Brown was the ‘love of her life,’ speaks of her conflict with her father, the passing of her beloved grandmother and what it is like to be a sex symbol.
I found the most revealing part of the interview was that concerning Chris Brown – hearing her account straight from her mouth, how she felt and the reasons for her actions. I remember the media coverage of the domestic violence incident – everyone had an opinion and there was great public outcry. However, I never once heard what Rihanna had to say in her own words – publicist free, till now.
Rihanna came off as a down to earth Island girl who cares deeply for family and community, for her fans and for her craft. I respected and loved her before, but now, even more so.
Thank you Rihanna for letting us see the vulnerable side of you that is just as much definitive of your identity and self as your sexy, sassy, bad gal RihRih persona we see at a surface level in your music.
Watch the full Oprah Rihanna interview on Next Chapter below:
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What do you think of Oprah’s interview with Rihanna?