Rihanna opens up on the rise and pitfalls of fame in her sit down with Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” For the one-on-one interview, Oprah travels to RiRi’s home island of Barbados where the pop superstar introduces her to the beautiful country, her tight-knit family, and the kind local Bajans. During their emotional conversation, Rihanna pours her heart out speaking on living in the limelight, being named the sexiest woman in the world, her rebellious moments, and her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who she’s now fully forgiven.

“We’re very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will. And that’s not anything that we’re gonna try to change. It’s not something you can shut off if you’ve ever been in love. We’ve maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order’s been dropped. It’s awkward because I still love him.”

(via Vulture)

Watch Rihanna’s full personal interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” below…..

Rihanna on “Oprah’s Next Episode.”

Rihanna talks her friendship with Chris Brown now and always loving him.

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