Well, the episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter dedicated to the singer finally aired last night, and the interview was just what you’d expect from the pairing of the Queen of Talk with this decade’s Queen of Pop (and, let’s be honest, of scandal, too). RiRi, though admittedly never one to mince words, nevertheless got more personal than ever (ok, maybe just as personal as usual) about fame, sexuality, and, yes, Chris Brown. She was candid about the feelings she still has towards her abusive ex, especially since the restraining order was dropped and she now sees him out on the town with his new girlfriend:
“I think he was the love of my life. He was my first love.”
“I lost my best friend. Everything I knew, switched. Switched in a night. And I couldn’t control that. It became a circus and I felt protective. I felt like, the only person I hate right now is him. It was a weird confusing space to be in. As angry as I was, as angry, 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.”
Also of note: her outfit! Rihanna wore a turquoise floral sundress from the Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 collection, paired with loose, flowing waves and plenty of gold jewelry. Very summery, very island-appropriate, very “I just finished yachting in Saint Tropez and am now chilling poolside with Oprah.” Or at least how we would interpret such an ensemble.
Watch the full video below: