In an extremely poignant moment Rihanna tells Oprah why Chris was not a monster, even thought he assaulted her — Watch the video below.
“I lost my best friend,” she said. “Everything I knew switched, switched in a night. And I couldn’t control that. It’s not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching.”
But Rihanna says that she was very “hurt” but that she didn’t like how the world turned on Chris.
“Because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she said. “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.”
Tune in Aug. 19 to Oprah’s Next Chapter at 9PM ET on OWN.
— Chloe Melas
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