In the just-released mash-up of three trailers for the upcoming Rihanna/Oprah interview-to be aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network on August 19th - Oprah heads to Ri Ri’s hometown in Barbados, to be welcomed by the star with open arms.
The two settle down to her most revealing and emotional interview yet. We see Ri Ri in tears and Oprah asking her candidly about subjects the pop princess usually considers strictly off limits. Did someone say Chris Brown?
Oprah’s not the world’s number one talk show host for nothing, you know. She manages to get Rihanna to open up and show an emotional side that’s a million miles away from the hard-edged sex kitten we’re used to seeing. She speaks of embarrassed and humiliated and losing her best friend. Does she mean Chris Brown or is she on about someone else?! She also waxes lyrical on the pressures of being an icon. “I’m super dooper afraid of the pedestal that comes with fame,” Rihanna says as Oprah nods like a caring mother hen.
One of the trailers shows the two cruising around Rihanna’s old neighbourhood, even heading inside Rihanna’s modest childhood home, a world away from the palatial mansion she lives in now. Oprah also helps Rihanna give her mum a surprise. No word on what that might be yet, but with Oprah’s track record (she once took an entire studio audience to Australia) we’re guessing maybe it’s the moon, or the directions to the fountain of youth.
Bring it on Oprah!