Rihanna told Oprah:
'I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was - as angry and hurt and betrayed - I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And who's going to help him? Nobody's going to say he needs help, everybody's going to say he's a monster, without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him. It was embarrassing it was humiliating... I lost my best friend.'She also said:
'I am super duper terrified of the pedestal that comes with fame..It's amazing how lonely you can feel.'