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