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Oprah Fires Back at Chris Brown

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NBC Chicago: Chris Brown, the R&B singer who's become more famous for his right hook than his song lyrics, is now taking a beating from the most powerful woman in showbiz.

Chris Brown, Oprah
Oprah Winfrey thinks Brown needs help. Brown thinks Oprah is ungrateful.

Let the battle begin.

Background: Brown made a few statements in the current issue of People Magazine claiming that Oprah didn't give him a fair shake when she aired an episode on domestic violence that was pinned to his February fight with Rihanna.

During the episode Oprah said: "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. I've said before love doesn't hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again."

Brown took that as a stab at him. He fired back this week.

"I commend Oprah on being like, 'This is a problem,' but it was a slap in my face," Brown said of the show. "I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could've been more helpful, like, 'OK, I'm going to help both of these people out.'"

Turns out, Oprah's not feeling all that remorseful about the segment, which ran in March and was "dedicated to all the Rihanna's of the world."

She had a rep issue a statement to the press.

"Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school, but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs."

Take that!

Brown, who has been on a bit of a media tour since being convicted for assault, also told People that he still loves Rihanna and staying away from her for five years, as ordered by the court will be tough.

"That might have been a little harsh. She knows me, and I know her more than anybody. It's hard."

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Diane September 11, 2009, 8:43 PM

Oprah rushed to judgement & should have advised all women to control themselves and make the first priority their own safety instead of getting loud and hitting the guy because they could get hurt. When you lose all self control and attack a guy, you’re just plain stupid!

Liz September 15, 2009, 5:50 AM

Oprah is right in that. Chris is to proud and arrogrant ans a spoiled brat. Just because he did something for Oprah doesn’t mean he can do something wrong and get away with it. Grow up Chris Brown! And how could his mother defend him? She needs help too. Maybe she was abused too?

JEn November 21, 2009, 6:21 PM

Oprah is always fast to pass judgement.. We are all human and we make mistakes…She behaves like she’s God..U cant put the fault of an issue on only one person an adult and a matured woman she should know dat…i guess she doesnt have self control and probably just cares about only how much her show earns…

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