Who didn't see this coming? I predicted this months ago. If I were Chris Brown's publicist, Oprah would be the ideal platform to begin the "reshaping" of Chris's image. Just appearing on her show lends credibility to the legitimacy of his will to understand, change, and rehabilitate his behavior. On Oprah, he gets to speak directly to the key demographic that would pose the biggest threat to his success as an entertainer, WOMEN from 20 to 50 years of age, and white middle America. This is a "make it or break it" opportunity for him. I hope he realizes just how important this Oprah interview is. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say his career is on the line here. Just think about how much power and influence Oprah has. Remember this is a woman who practically got a President elected. This woman has the power turn an obscure relatively unknown author into a millionaire best-selling author overnight. She has a daily viewing audience upwards of 9 million people. Oprah has earned the trust of her viewers over the years by being extremely candid about her life and her experiences as a way to connect and relate to her audience. This is why her show is so successful. She gives all of herself to her following, and in exchange they offer their trust and life long loyalty. Because of this, she holds his career in her hands. If he comes off sincere, honest, and truly sorry, then he has a good chance of convincing Oprah that he's not the monster that was portrayed in the media, and that he is working on understanding what made him react so violently. But if he comes off as an act that is only saying what he thinks she wants to hear, in an attempt to remake his image and keep his career, then Oprah will see right through that, and she'll start going at him, and she'll call him out right there during the show. If that does happen, then he might as well look for a new job, because rubbing Mrs. Winfery the wrong way is a definite career ender.
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to watch it unfold. I'll be glued to my tv eating popcorn and tweeting like crazy with blow by blow commentary (lol). They haven't announced an air date yet, but as soon as they do, I'll be sure to let everyone know.