Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rihanna cries over Chris Brown, gets dropped by Nivea
Rihanna cried over Chris Brown, her ex-boyfriend, while taping an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is scheduled to air this upcoming Saturday on OWN. The singer, who was recently fired by Nivea, spoke with the talk show queen about the 2009 assault that ultimately ended her relationship with Brown after he was arrested for felony assault stemming from the incident. Rihanna actually voiced concern for her ex-boyfriend instead of bitterness or anger. She confessed that losing her relationship with Brown was like losing her best friend, according to a brand new report from TMZ. View slideshow: Rihanna shows off her legs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show Instead of lashing out at Chris Brown for hitting her, Rihanna felt empathy for him and considered his actions a mistake as well as a betrayal. "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?" In related news, the singer was recently dropped as the face and body of Nivea for being too raunchy. Stefan Heidenreich, the new CEO of Nivea fired Rihanna after axing her latest ad, reported Cosmetics Design. "The advert starring Rihanna was a no go. I do not understand how Nivea can be brought into association with Rihanna.” Nivea cream products for women sponsored Rihanna's world tour in 2011, which was the same year she became the face of Nivea's "The 100 Years of Skincare for Life" campaign. She even posed nude for the campaign.