As we saw earlier this month, U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey visited pop star Rihanna in her native Barbados to film the latest segment in her primetime television series, Oprah’s Next Chapter. After being treated to one preview of the episode last week, in which we saw some emotional, yet heartwarming, scenes, here we get a look at the second teaser, where RiRi opens up about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who brutally assaulted her in 2009.
To some surprise, the Roc Nation-signed songstress defended Breezy, saying that she was more concerned with him during the aftermath, and believed he made the mistake because “he needed help.”
“It was a weird, confusing space to be in, because as angry, hurt and betrayed [as I was], I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s gonna help him?” she said. “Nobody’s gonna say he needs help, everybody’s gonna say he’s a monster without looking at the source. I was more concerned him.”
She also spoke on the difficulty of dealing with the event in the public eye, and held back her tears as she told Oprah she had lost her best friend.
“I lost my best friend, everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn’t control that. 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,” she explained.
The full episode airs this Sunday (August 19th). Watch the latest preview below.