Ri-Ri up close with OprahHOMETOWN GIRL: Rihanna takes Oprah to visit her former home in Westbury Road, St Michael. (Picture compliments Daily Mail)
Sat, August 11, 2012 - 12:00 AM
For months, Rihanna has been linked to her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, amidst reports they are secretly dating.
And it looks like the singer is set to discuss her famous ex, who was convicted of assaulting Rihanna three years ago, in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In preview clips of the upcoming TV special Oprah: The Next Chapter, Rihanna describes the fallout from the horrific night after a pre-Grammy party.
She said: “It was embarrassing it was humiliating . . . I lost my best friend.”
Oprah is then seen asking a series of probing questions concerning Rihanna’s past and present relationship with Brown, including “Do you think Chris Brown is a true love for you?” and “where does your relationship stand today?”
While producers are saving Rihanna’s answers for the actual episode, her replies managed to shock the talk show queen.
Oprah exclaims: “I would have never thought that. You just shocked me.”
In one of the promos ahead of the episode, Oprah, 58, reveals she had a pre-conceived idea of what to expect when she travelled to the singer’s home country of Barbados.
During the documentary, which was filmed on August 5, Rihanna went back to her childhood home in Westbury Road, St Michael.
Speaking to camera in the preview, Oprah said: “I went there with my own ideas about who she was from watching her videos and listening to her music.
“I thought she was gonna be kind of a bada**, a kind of hard edged, rocker, pop woman. Nothing could have been farther from the truth.”
Over clips of the interview and footage of Rihanna driving Oprah to visit her old neighbourhood, Oprah said: “She was thoughtful . . . . She was very emotional . . . . She was vulnerable.”
In brief segments from the one-to-one on the sofa done at Sandy Lane Hotel, Rihanna admitted: “I am super duper terrified of the pedestal that comes with fame. . . . It’s amazing how lonely you can feel.”
As well as crying, Rihanna also burst into laughter when Oprah commented on her frequent use of the F-word.
Rihanna’s appearance on Oprah’s OWN channel comes three years after the talk show queen made a public appeal to the singer to leave her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Oprah spoke out a month after Rihanna was assaulted by the R&B singer, amidst rumours at the time they were still together.
The Rihanna interview will air on OWN on August 19. (Daily Mail)
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