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In an intimate interview in her homeland of Barbados, Rihanna confided in Oprah her feelings immediately following the infamous Chris Brown incident.

VIDEO: Rihanna Breaks Down Over Chris Brown During OWN Interview

While talking about the events of that fateful day, the Talk That Talk singer started to cry, not because of the pain she felt, but because she felt like she needed to protect Chris Brown.

VIDEO: Oprah Reveals She Was Shocked By Rihanna Interview

She explains:

“I lost my best friend… everything I knew switched — switched in a night. And I couldn’t control that. I had to deal with that. It’s not easy for me to understand and it’s not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching. So it’s hard for me to even pay attention to my mind and figuring thing out because now it became a circus and I felt protective.

I felt like the only person they hate right now is 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 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.”

And, according to HollywoodLife, Chris has seen the clips of Rihanna’s interview with Oprah. They spoke with “a source close to Chris” who said,

“Chris saw the video clip. Of course he saw it, how do you think he feels? He feels horrible he did that…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?”

And one last tidbit from our good friend Necole Bitchie,

According to my trusted sources, Chris Brown’s Range Rover was spotted outside of Rihanna’s house just this week so they are definitely still very cool with each other.

The show airs Sunday at 9pm EST on the OWN Network.


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