Fans of Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty will have a chance to see her up and close personal this fall for a sure-to-be interesting sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey, who drew criticism for interviewing the entire Kardashian family on her “Next Chapter” TV show, confirmed Sunday that the Bajan songstress will be her next guest.
During Sunday’s showing of the Kardashian clan, Oprah took to Twitter to entertain fan comments. While doing so, one eager fan demanded that she “get Rihanna on their next” to which she responded, “She’s coming soon,” before adding, “Yep. August.”
Winfrey’s interview with the singer couldn’t have come at a better time now that Rihanna’s been in recent headlines for her seemingly erratic behavior. Just this year alone, Rihanna sent out a series of profane tweets and proudly showed off her “thug life” knuckle tattoos in pink ink. Most interesting, however, have been rumors about her love life and public reconnection with her abuser Chris Brown. She’s received harsh criticism for recording two duets with Brown and is now said to have been the cause behind a blood drawing club fight between Brown and rapper Drake. If Winfrey could get Rihanna to open up on at least half of those topics, then it’d equal ratings gold for her struggling network.
The Rihanna interview will no doubt come with controversy, however, much like Winfrey’s last one with reality TV’s top family. Nonetheless, we’re sure dedicated members of her so-called ‘Navi’ will tune in.
After the media mogul sits down with Rihanna who should she interview next? Check out five friendly suggestions below. -danielle canada