"It was embarrassing, it was humiliating," Rihanna states, her eyes brimming with tears. "I lost my best friend."
The "Where Have You Been" songstress is clearly referring to the domestic violence assault she experienced at the hands of Brown while the two were dating.
During their sit-down, Rihanna even admits to Oprah, "You keep surprising me today!" as she both laughs and cries while answering pointed questions.
Oprah also asks RiRi if Chris Brown is her "true love." What do you think she'll say? Tune in to "Oprah's Next Chapter" Aug. 19 at 9PM on OWN to find out her reply.
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