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Rihanna to Oprah on Chris Brown: “It Was Embarrassing… I Lost My Best Friend”

By Daniel Gates

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(OWN)

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Rihanna in her native Barbados for an emotional, wide-ranging interview set to air on an upcoming “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

And, yes, she talks about Chris Brown.

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“It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend,” Rihanna tells Oprah through tears at one point, although the context for the singer’s remarks are not entirely clear in the preview.

Rihanna adds, “I was resentful. I held a grudge. I was dark.”

In an extended preview, the host says she was surprised by her visit with Rihanna, assuming the singer would be “kind of a badass… hard-edged rocker pop woman.”

“Nothing could have been farther from the truth,” says Oprah, calling Rihanna “thoughtful… very emotional… [and] vulnerable.”

The full special airs on August 19.

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See PHOTOS of Rihanna in Barbados!

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