Rihanna Says Chris Brown Hitting Her Was An Accident, And He’s Not A Monster

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

As the Rihanna and Oprah interview continues to draw near, bits from the interview continue to be leaked to the press regarding Rihanna’s feelings on the Chris Brown incident that left their relationship broken and eventually prevented due to the public’s opinion. Although the violent incident that left Rihanna’s face bloodied and badly bruised happened a few years ago, it’s clear by Rihanna’s current emotions in this interview, that the singer still has not fully recovered emotionally from the whole ordeal that caused her to split with who she still labels as her first love. As we recently reported, she refers to losing Chris as losing her best friend, and she even admits the event caused her to go through a state of depression and darkness. This might have been confirmed by friends, who allegedly and recently reached out to the press to reveal their concerns over Rihanna’s extreme drinking habits.

Now the new snippets released go further into the dark time Rihanna endured as she witnessed Chris being broken down by the media and what she refers to as labeled as a monster.

Here are some of the most revealing quotes from this segment:

“I lost my best friend… 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.

I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in.”

On whether or not she feels like Chris hitting her was a mistake and how she felt when she witnessed him being treated like a monster by the media:

“Because as angry as I was — as angry and hurt and betrayed — I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. 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.”

For the full interview, tune in Sunday to Oprah’s Next Chapter at 9 p.m. on OWN.

Here’s the video (This probably won’t work on iOS devices):


  1. Really Rihanna? This is the same woman who acts so hard and tough on Twitter, but she still wants to be with the guy who beat the crap out of her. Rihanna, that is not how a strong woman operates. Hate to say it, but Evelyn seems stronger and smarter than her at this point. This whole interview reeks of low self esteem.

  2. OMG please get over this! He beat the crap out of you and left your gullible a– on the side of the road! The media treated him like a monster because that’s exactly what he is! This fool is snotting and crying over a man who thought so low of her to punch her in the face. I just can’t.

  3. This girl needs some serious help to actually be more concerned with her abuser than herself. That means she is still living as a victim who went untreated. She obviously wants to still be with him. And I will be done supporting her if she goes back.

  4. F you Rihanna! You threw Chris under a bus when all of this was going down. You were heartless then, so why have a heart now? You’re 5 steps away from being washed up, so now you want to worry about Chris. And he doesn’t want to be with your two-faced fore-headed a– anymore. She’s a victim when it’s convenient for her. Please.

  5. Is she saying all this now because she wants to get back with him or already is in the process? This is not going to go over well for her. Get ready for the outrage that’s coming, RIh.

  6. Rihanna should not have done this interview or agreed to talk about this. Oprah is pimping her out for ratings for her flop a– network. This happened a few years ago, and she doesn’t need to be documented on TV crying and taking up for an abuser on national TV. This is not going to end well.

  7. This is what happens when victims don’t go get help. They start to feel more sorry for their abusers and actually blame themselves for the violence committed against them. This girl doesn’t need to be chastised, she needs a better support system and encouragement.

  8. I guess Rihanna has never dated a real man before because if she did, she wouldn’t still want to be with Chris’ immature a–. By some of the tweets he’s made in the last 3 years, I’m not sure why women still want to be with him. He’s gross to me.

  9. Now I see what kind of people you all are in these comments. You all are pathetic. Do you really hear yourselves? Like seriously. Ya’ll must think N-ggas aint sh-t’ 24 hours in a day. Before you can even bash Rih for anything you need to look at your sorry selves and think about getting some counseling. Not everyone is hateful and unforgiving like yourselves. some people actually build up the strength to not let a situation define them (cough, cough K. Michelle) and have it in their heart to forgive and try and forget. But it’s people like you that MUST remind Rihanna of what kind of man CB is, like this incident happened yesterday. And on that note, I’m gone. Peace

    1. Im convinced now that you’re a man and most likely an abuser. That would explain why you always bash the victims in your comments or get angry when so women speak out against abusers. And no, Rihanna should not get back with a man who whooped her a–, are you that stupid to suggest otherwise? And yes, she and Chris need counseling. You’re angry and obviously have issues too judging by most of your comments.

    2. And you’re at it again I see. Typical black male who bashes women who preach strength to other women who have been abused. So you’re mad at the women on this thread for telling Rih to move on and calling Chris an abuser (which he is), but you’re the same person saying women need to show receipts when they’ve been beaten. Sounds like you’re the one that needs counseling. And n-ggas ain’t sh-t (they abuse women and leave them to bleed in cars by themselves), that’s why I don’t date them. I date MEN instead. But judging by your comments on here, you wouldn’t fit that description, now would you?

    3. Wow. I just gave you props not too long ago and now I see you on here throwing tantrums in the comment section like a 5th grader. Regardless of how these ladies put the sentiments into words, the truth is neither Rihanna nor Chris need to be together. It’s an unhealthy relationship for both of them. And they both need counseling because neither has been able to get over it. But Rihanna needs to most certainly not return to a man who abused her. Even if it happened only once, every woman needs to understand that once a man hits you, there’s no need to stay. He’s already shown he doesn’t respect or love you. And stop taking shots at K. Michelle in every comment you write, it’s disturbing how seriously you’re taking someone else’s issues.

  10. It’s time for Rihanna and Chris to move on. There’s no need to be in a relationship that brings out the worst in you. They are wanting something they never a had, LOVE. Lust is a muf-cka.

  11. Damn. Some of yall are in yall feelings a little bit too much for me (D.A). Anyway, Rihanna needs to just let it go. Yes, he hit her but he’s also not studying her. He doesn’t talk about her in interviews and has a girlfriend. And to me, that’s what makes Rihanna look bad. She’s still talking about something that happened a few years ago, and dude has moved on and has had a steady gf for years. Move on.

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