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

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.

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