As if a $16M lawsuit weren’t problematic enough, Rihanna says her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has had even bigger issues on his hands, issues that may have prompted their fateful fight back in 2009.
“It was a weird, confusing space to be in,” Rihanna said of the fight in a tearful taping of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” set to air on Sunday, August 19. “As angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help … and who’s going to help him?” she went on to say.
Following the incident, Rihanna split from Brown, but says she still felt “protective” of him and the firestorm that would ensue.
“Nobody’s going to say he needs help. Everybody’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source … and I was more concerned about him,” she told Oprah.