“I came away getting a great sense of who she was," says Oprah after her trip to Rihanna's native Barbados where she filmed an episode of her new show, 'Oprah: The Next Chapter."
Oprah revealed that behind Rihanna’s hard exterior is a vulnerable, sweet Bajan lady. “Nothing could have been farther from the truth,” Oprah said amid footage of RiRi giving her hugs and showing her around her old neighborhood. “She was thoughtful,” O said, cutting to a clip of the ‘We Found Love’ singer explaining how the “pedestal” of fame scares her. “She was very emotional,” Oprah added, set to a shot of Rihanna breaking down in tears. “She was vulnerable.”
The interview appears to be a telling one, as Oprah explains, “She pushes the edge a lot, and there’s a reason for that.” What is it? To get Chris Brown’s attention? To sell records? To gain more Twitter followers? Oprah won’t say just yet — which is why you bet we’re tuning in on Aug. 19!