Rihanna Tells Oprah She’s Afraid Of Fame’s “Pedestal”
Oprah‘s upcoming in-depth interview with Rihanna looks to be a good one, considering how vocal the media mogul was regarding the pop star’s domestic violence case with Chris Brown.
Twenty-four year old Ri Ri reportedly holds nothing back during the hour special, opening up to Oprah about the horrific incident on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards that left her changed forever.
“It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend,” she says. Post-breakup, she says she was “resentful. I held a grudge. I was dark.”
Admitting the loneliness that comes with being one of the most celebrated artists in the world, Rihanna also shares her thoughts on her notoriety. “I’m super-duper afraid of the pedestal that comes with fame.”
“I went there with my own ideas of who she was by watching the videos and listening to her music,” Oprah says during the footage. “I thought she was going to be kind of a badass, kind of a hard-edged rocker/pop woman. Nothing could have been farther from the truth.”
Oprah’s Next Chapter airs August 19 on OWN.