So I couldn’t get a legal copy of the Oprah segment, so I watched it, instead, and transcribed it for you right here. Rihanna, in short, talked to Oprah earlier this month, and of course, discussed the Chris Brown incident, and sources are saying that Chris is really, really upset over the interview and “feels horrible.” Here’s what Rihanna had to say that shook Chris’s tree so hard:
“I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew, switched. Switched. In a night. And I couldn’t control that. So I had to deal with that. And that’s not easy for me to understand, to … interpret. And it’s not easy to interpret on camera. Not with the world watching. So it was hard for me to even pay attention to my mind, and to figuring things out, because now it became a circus, and I felt protective. Like, I felt like the only person to hate right now was him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed … I just felt like … like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s gonna help him? Nobody’s gonna say, ‘He needs help’, every–everybody’s gonna say ‘He’s a monster’, without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.”
And in response, the source in question says that Chris is realizing his big mistake all over again and admires Rihanna even more for being such a stand-up chick and taking it all:
“Chris saw the video clip. Of course he saw it, how do you think he feels? He feels horrible he did that.” The source continues, “Watching [Rihanna's interview with Oprah] made him realize he made a big mistake and he’s been paying for it ever since. He’s working hard, in the studio, dancing, doing everything he can to rebuild his name and career and I think he been successful in doing all that. Y’all should be talking about his road to recovery and how he’s been a man and made s–t right. He and Ri are cool, more cool than anyone will know. She forgave the [boy] the minute that s–t went down, so what that say about their relationship?”
First, I have to give Rihanna some serious props if she’s telling the truth about only being concerned for Chris. Either that, or some heavy-duty meds for whatever kind of life-altering personality disorder she might have, because wow. Really? Way back when, the word on the street was that their fights were epic. So it hardly comes as a surprise that one of them would end up whaling on the other at some point, anyway, so where’s the element of surprise about this whole thing that Rihanna kind of insinuates? I don’t know, guys, but I’m more convinced than ever that these two just should not ever be together again.