"Interestingly enough, the person who most surprised me the most was Rihanna. She brought one thousand percent of her. You could tell that she came ready. She was open to anything."
Ready and open isn't the kind of interview Oprah likes — it's what she demands from her guests!
Mother O explains her kiki policy:
"I don’t do an interview if someone tells me I can’t ask a certain question. My policy is, I can ask any question, you can tell me you won’t answer it, but you have to tell me that on camera. I really didn’t know that much about her. I just thought she was so thoughtful and so smart. I didn’t know that she was or wasn’t, I only knew her from her music."
Sure, we would have LOVED for The O to have said OUR chit-chat with her on Lifeclass gave her as many tummy butterflies as it gave us — BUT we totally understand why RiRi stole Oprah's #1 spot.
That's not something ANYONE expected to hear. At least, not back then!
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