Rihanna breaks down while telling Oprah about the emotional turmoil she experienced following the infamous 2009 incident with then-boyfriend Chris Brown.
“I lost my best friend… like everything I knew, switched–switched in a night,” she emotionally tells Oprah. “And I couldn’t control that… So, I had to deal with that, and that is not easy for me to understand or… interpret. And it’s not easy to interpret on camera–not with the world watching.”
“As angry as I was–as angry and hurt and betrayed–I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she reveals. “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.”
Have your Kleenex ready on Sunday, August 19th.
Rihanna’s Next Chapter interview will broadcast on OWN.