If anyone could get Rihanna to talk about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, it was OBVS Oprah. O is basically a therapist who hypnotizes victims into sharing their deepest feelings. I’m pretty sure she carries tear gas to make her interviewees cry. Sheer talent.
RiRi appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter for a heartfelt interview filmed in Barbados, in which she reveals she’s still vey close to Chris Brown. Since lifting the restraining order on him, the two have been working on their friendship. “We’re very, very close friends,” she told Oprah.
I have to say, writing about Rihanna and Chris Brown these days is a very hard task. The rumours that we usually encounter from Twitter and gossip websites are usually fabricated and spun until they don’t resemble a kernel of truth. That’s why we’re not really entitled to form any judgements about their relationship… not to mention, you really shouldn’t form judgements about ANYONE’s relationships.
Still, you have to appreciate that Rihanna was candid in her interview with Oprah. Plus, she made a good point about the danger of labelling someone who legitimately needs help a “monster.” She said: “I just felt like…he made that mistake because he needs help. And who’s going to help him?…Everyone’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him.”
Watch some of the clips below: