Rihanna Defies Oprah’s ‘Badass’ Expectations in Interview Teaser

In a preview for Oprah's August 19 sit-down with the star, Rihanna opens up about her fear of climbing the ladder of fame.

[artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] is all about making trips to her Barbados homeland to show some love, and this time she’s brought along a familiar face: Oprah.

And from the looks of a clip released online, the two are so familiar that they look like they’ve been friends for years as they hang around the house. In the teaser for Rihanna’s appearance on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” which airs August 19 on OWN, the two get even more comfortable than the clothes they’re wearing as they if ride through the city and chat before a gorgeous ocean view deck.

“I went there with my own ideas of who she was by watching the videos and listening to her music,” Oprah says in the clip’s opening scene. “I thought she was going to be kind of a badass, kind of a hard-edged rocker/pop woman. Nothing could have been farther from the truth.”

As it turns out, the pop titan opened up completely with Oprah about her fear of climbing the ladder of fame, getting emotional at times.

“I’m super-duper afraid of the pedestal that comes with fame,” Rihanna says, before admitting her loneliness.

Cameras followed the pair as they drove to the singer’s old neighborhood (with Rihanna behind the wheel) and interacted with the locals. As if she was stripped of her fame, Oprah tells viewers that she was surprised at how low-key the visit was. “It wasn’t like a big superstar, megastar, pop star had arrived in the neighborhood, it was just run in as though she had gone to the grocery store and came back.”

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