Rihanna Opens Up To Oprah About Life After 'Humiliating' Chris Brown Incident: 'I Was Resentful,' 'Dark'

Rihanna arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Battleship' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, on May 10, 2012 -- WireImage

Oprah recently traveled to Rihanna's native Barbados to get an up-close view of the pop star's hometown.

The pair sat down for a no holds barred interview for "Oprah's Next Chapter," where Rihanna opened about the aftermath she experienced following her highly-publicized 2009 beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

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"It was embarrassing, it was humiliating," a visibly emotional Rihanna told Oprah in a clip of the interview released on Friday. "I lost my best friend."

The incident and what followed led the 24-year-old star down a dark path.

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"I was resentful," she said. "I held a grudge, I was dark."

The "Where Have You Been" singer also opened up her fear of being labeled a role model.

"I'm super-duper afraid of the pedestal that comes with fame," she said.


"Oprah's Next Chapter" featuring Rihanna airs Sunday, August 19 at 9/8c on OWN.

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