Oprah Dedicates Show To Rihanna

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Oprah Winfrey dedicated her talk show Thursday to Rihanna – and reiterated her previous message:

 ”If a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”"I’ve said before, love doesn’t hurt,”

Tyra Banks joined Oprah to discuss Chris Brown and Rihanna.  Tyra has interviewed both Chris Brown and Rihanna separately on her talk show.  Tyra recalled how the two talked to her about their unhappy childhoods.

“Rihanna told me that her parents used to argue so intensely and she used to get these headaches, almost migraines … and it was almost living hell for her,” Banks said. “The moment her parents separated, the headaches went away.”

Tyra also said that Chris witnessed a man abuse his mother and what an effect it had on him.  Chris said seeing the abuse made how he treats women different.  When Tyra first heard about the alleged incident she didn’t believe it and thought it was a crazy rumor.  Tyra went back to the interview with Chris and told Oprah,  ”I was like, ‘Oh my god, he’s repeating [the cycle of abuse].’”

“It’s so sad that even when you grow up in an environment and you disdain that environment, you really cannot help yourself until someone helps you,” Oprah said.  She added, ”When you grew up in an environment where there is abuse, it’s more acceptable to you. If you go back with a man who hits you it’s because you don’t think you’re worthy of being with a man who won’t.”

The Oprah Show was really reaching out to Rihanna.  Hopefully Rihanna will “hear” what everyone is saying and listen to them.

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