Rihanna Addresses the Public Backlash After Chris Brown Assault: 'I Was Hurt the Most' (VIDEO)
When Rihanna appears on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday, she’ll tackle several subjects, including the affect of the abuse she suffered from Chris Brown and how the world reacted to it.
When the news spread in 2009 of how R&B singer Brown assaulted his then girlfriend, it wasn’t just the media that jumped all over it. The public was basically horrified by the news, the leaked photos of the singer’s bruises and having to pick sides between two very popular stars.
When Rihanna sat down with Oprah Winfrey in Barbados, the host asked the singer if she had any idea how big the assault was for fans.
What did Rihanna say about the impact of the news?
“Absolutely, absolutely, but nobody could feel that more than me,” the 24-year-old told Winfrey. “I was hurt the most. Nobody felt what I felt.”
“It happened to me,” she goes on to say. “And it happened to me in front of the world. It was embarrassing, it was humiliating, it was hurtful. You know, it’s not easy.”
As Celebuzz previously reported, the star described the complicated feelings surrounding the assault and how she even still worried about Brown amid all the aftermath of the assault.
Brown pleaded guilty to the assault charge and received six months of community service in addition to five years of probation. The pair surprised fans when they collaborated musically on two tracks earlier this year.
Watch the sneak peeks from the interview above.
The full interview airs on Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday at 9 PM on OWN.
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