Oprah Thought Rihanna Would Be More Of “A Badass” In Upcoming Interview

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When Oprah Winfrey comes to interview you (and hey, it may happen) you’ll want to be on your best behavior. So that’s probably why the Big O found Rihanna a bit more demure than expected in her in-depth profile, which airs as part of Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday the 19th. Riri probably put her stripper humping to a minimum over during the days she was followed by Oprah around her native Barbados, and that’s probably for the best.

“I thought she would have been kind of a bad-ass kind of a rocker hard-edge woman. Nothing could have been farther from the truth,” said the talk-show legend. “She was thoughtful, she was very emotional, she was vulnerable.” Yet Oprah still fell the need to call the singer out on one tiny thing. “You seem to have a liking for the F-word,” she says with a smile. Busted, the singer just laughs.

But it wasn’t all cuss words and bikinis. Rihanna really opened up to O , showing her around the old neighborhood and talking about the pressures of celebrity and her own personal demons. She admitted to being “super-duper afraid of the pedestal that comes from fame,” and that she feels incredibly lonely. We’re excited to see a more revealing look at the seemingly tough-as-nails pop star, even if she wasn’t “badass” enough for Oprah!