It’s going down on August 19, 2012!!! Okay, maybe it’s not going down, down like that. But the Oprah Winfrey interview with Rihanna will hit your tv screen.. That’s if you actually have the OWN Network, which most of you don’t..depending on where in the world you are.
As of lately O has sat down with star after relevent star on her new “Oprah’s Next Chapter” white couch.. The show is going through major changes after experiencing low viewership. Mama O has is rolling her sleeves up and getting down to the grit to save her beloved new Network. Instead of the stars coming to her like they used to do on the Oprah Winfrey show O is going to them wherever they may be in the world.. She even gave Letoya Jackson her OWN show. Viewership is now up by 25% because of Oprah’s diligence and dedication.
In June we watched Miss Winfrey sit down with rapper 50 Cent (who named his dog Oprah) on his grandmothers couch in Queens. In July Oprah chopped it up with the Kardashian family. Just last week O, jetted off to the islands for a candid interview with mega-star Rihanna in her homeland of Barbados.
Although Oprah anticipated meeting bad azz, thugum Ri-Ri with a bottle of Corona beer in her hand, O instead was presented with the sweet, emotional, vulnerable Robyn Fenty who attempts to shy away from the pedestal of fame. The Rihanna that her fans the Rihanna Navy has come to love.
I went there with my own ideas about who she was. I thought she was gonna be kind of a badass, kind of a hard-edged, rocker pop woman. Nothing could have been further from the truth. This is who she was for me and my cameras. She was 100 percent herself. She was thoughtful. She was very emotional. She was vulnerable. She pushes the edge…I came away really getting a great sense of who she was.
This is how you know who someone is. How people react to them. When we went back to the neighborhood, this reaction surprised me because it wasn’t like a big superstar megastar popstar had arrived in the neighborhood. (For some reason O was surprised that Rihanna could even drive.) But it was just as if she had gone to the grocery store and came back. It was great to see.
During the interview an often lonely Rihanna told Oprah “I’m afraid of the pedestal that comes with fame.” After the interview airs perhaps viewers will get a greater understanding and gain a level of respect for Rihanna, the bad girl and rock-star who unnoticeably has become the most down to earth rock star in the world.
”It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend.”
Sadly, many women can identify with exactly where she is coming from.. It’s very tormenting to think you’ve found the perfect person for you. You laugh with them, you have a good time with them and you feel like they are your best friend. But your best friend happens to be abusive.. Same thing that makes you happy makes you cry.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW BELOW: