“I commend Oprah on being like, ‘This is a problem,’ but it was a slap in my face,” Chris told People in this week’s issue, referencing an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on domestic abuse that ran earlier this year, one which was inspired by the February 8 incident. “I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could have been more helpful, like, ‘OK, I’m going to help both of these people out.’”
However, according to Oprah, it’s not her help that Chris needs.
“Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school, but she takes domestic abuse very seriously,” a rep for the star told E! Online. “She hopes he gets the counseling he needs.”
On the episode, Oprah told her audience that “love doesn’t hurt.
“And if a man hits you once, he will hit you again,” she added. “He will hit you again. I don’t care what his plea is.”
In August, Chris was sentenced to five years’ probation, six months of community labor in his home state of Virginia and a year of domestic violence counseling after pleading guilty to a felony assault charge against Rihanna.