Chris Brown brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009, but the Barbadian beauty still felt sympathy towards her abuser.
"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," Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey on OWN's Next Chapter. "And like who's gonna help him? Nobody's gonna say he needs help."
"Everybody's gonna say he's a monster without looking at the source," Rihanna said. "And I was more concerned about him."