― ∙ Chris was hoping that Rihanna wouldn’t bring up their past during her interview with Oprah, but at least he wasn’t blindsided by the footage! A friend tells EXCLUSIVELY that Rihanna gave him a head’s up that it happened. In her upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna opened up about Chris Brown and the brutal assault she’d experienced at his hand — something that Chris was hoping to avoid. While the topic wasn’t avoided, we’ve learned that Rihanna warned of it ahead of time. A [...].