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.
“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.
“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.