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Rihanna

Cries Over Chris Brown

'He Needed Help'

8/16/2012 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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With tears pouring down her face, an emotional Rihanna opened up to Oprah about Chris Brown ... describing how she "lost her best friend" after he attacked her back in 2009.

During the interview, set to air Sunday night on OWN, Rihanna described her emotions following the beating.

"It was a weird, confusing space to be in ... because 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?"

Rihanna continued, "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."

"I lost my best friend ... everything I knew switched ... switched in a night and I couldn't control that."

Brown ultimately pled guilty to felony assault for the 2009 beating and was sentenced to 5 years probation and was ordered to stay away from the singer. The restraining order has since been lifted.

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GeniusMachine    

He didn't seem to need any help beating on her.

744 days ago
2.

Barkingboy    

Please Chris don't leave me, give momma sum sugar, you can hit me I won't tell anyone......please baby.....please!!!!!

744 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

Beat my ass, end of my support for you!!

744 days ago
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744 days ago
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scoopie    

she's right; that's what love is (on her part), but good thing she got away from him and let him go learn about the effects of his behavior on her and others

744 days ago
6.

Joe    

boo hoo ****ing hoo

744 days ago
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nyc44th    

SO sick of seeing Rihanna, Gaga and Kardashians . . . geez!

744 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

"It was a weird, confusing space to be in ... because 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?"

And this is why black men beat their Gf's and wives...I am serious! This is the classic Stolkhome effect that these insecure clowns seek - Beat that ass and the girl will love you more for NOT beating that ass.

744 days ago
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STFUP    

You're the one who needs help, Ri.
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'Best friends' don't beat the S**T out of you!
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You have abused woman syndrome. Why are you defending & 'worrying about' your attacker? Seek mental help and stay away from him!

744 days ago
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Meggie24    

She's the classic idiot: "Poor Chris - I'm concerned about him - he needs help". He didn't need any help pounding the crap out of her, throwing a chair through NBC's window because he didn't like an interview question, getting another girlfriend, telling the world to shove it when he's asked if he's dealing with his anger, etc. He's a low life street thug who happens to have money - he can afford counselling if he wanted it. He doesn't want it - he wants to keep living his life like the selfish a$$wipe that he is.

744 days ago
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ThirdFromTheLeft    

See folks, wealthy, connected, half-wit celebrities can also be the victims of abuse.
What an idiot. She and Brown deserve each other.

744 days ago
12.

Nvts    

And the Oscar goes to...

744 days ago
13.

Max    

I can handle her ok, right up until she starts talking. Then the 'Make it Stop' meter rises like a Geiger counter in Chernobyl.

744 days ago
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FLO    

She is every bit as disgusting as him and newsflash honey, your best friend does not beat the excrement out of you.

744 days ago
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R U 4real    

I'm so sick of this drunken weed smoking bucket head slut mutt...girl go sit you non talented ass down somewhere..

744 days ago
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