Chris Brown Still Mad at Oprah, Says Mogul ‘Stabbed Him in the Back’
Chris Brown is still not letting his one-sided beef with Oprah Winfrey die down. The 20-year-old, who worked with Winfrey in the past performing in South Africa at her leadership academy, has an axe to grind over comments she made following his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The former couple’s domestic altercation back in February opened the door for several media outlets to do pieces on domestic violence among young people, yet Winfrey seems to be the only one that Brown feels betrayed by. “I didn’t get a call from ['The Oprah Winfrey Show'] or anything. I felt embarrassed, but at the same time I felt stabbed in the back,” he said in an interview. “Ok, Oprah you have so much power and people really listen to what you say. You don’t know anything.”
Brown felt it necessary for Winfrey to reach out to him rather than do a show on domestic violence and using his assault as the main topic. “That [the abuse] went down and you jump to conclusions and start bringing people on the set that have no similarities to me other than a domestic dispute,” he said. “And then compare them to me when she’s around me and knows me. She could have called me and been like, ‘Chris, let me get you on my show and I’m going to do this kind of segment.”
In the days following the abuse Winfrey warned all the “Rihanna’s of the world” that if “a man hits you once he will do it again.” As a result, Brown has aired his grievances in a few different interviews, before finally grabbing Winfrey’s attention. “Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school, but she takes domestic abuse very seriously,” her spokesperson said in a statement in September. “She hopes he gets the counseling he needs.”
Since pleading guilty to felony assault Brown has been placed on five years probation, must complete six months of community labor and a domestic violence class. His new album ‘Graffiti’ hit stores Dec. 8.