The baddest b*tch to ever climb on a catwalk, Naomi Campbell, was on “The Oprah Show” Monday and no topic was off limits! Oprah asked the supermodel about her terrible temper, the blood diamond incident, her abandonment issues, how she stays so bangin’ and even about her married billionaire swirl. Pop the hood
Thank heavens for Oprah *smirk* she has finally got the science down on Naomi’s violent temper. Winfrey questioned Naomi at detail about her propensity to hurl a phone:
Oprah: Whether it’s a cab driver or somebody on a plane or your own housekeeper and you don’t get immediately what you want, you said you see red.
Oprah: And then what?
Naomi: Then I don’t see.
Oprah: You just act.
Naomi: I act out.
(By ‘act’ they mean hurl a phone or a fist at a muhfugga) After “acting” Naomi says she almost instantly regrets her actions.
“I feel remorseful. I feel ashamed. I feel for them,” she says. “[I think,] ‘What have I done to them?’ If I’ve hurt them.”
“I think it comes from a deeper place than that with me. It comes from another type of emotional disorder, because it’s not just, ‘I don’t get what I want. I throw,’” she says. “It comes from, I think, an abandonment issue, and it comes from also just trying to build up a family around me that’s not my immediate family. And if I feel a mistrust, then I really just…all my cards go down.”
So it turns out that all this anger and craziness comes from Naomi’s childhood abandonment issues? Okay.
Fortunately Naomi’s mom Valerie Morris was in Oprah’s audience ready to share the story of having Naomi at 19-years-old and entrusting her to someone else so she could pursue a career in ballet.
“I do feel that I abandoned her,” Valerie said on the show. “Looking back on that, you know, you sort of realize that material possessions are not the only thing that a child needs. But, sometimes, that child needs its biological mother.”
*Cue the violins* Naomi starts crying after her mother’s words…
“What are the tears for?” Oprah asks.
“I don’t know. Just my mom being here and her speaking about, you know, of course I understand the sacrifice she had to make,” she says. “So for me, I guess, I want to do better. I want to be a better person. I’m not proud of the things I’ve done in my life, and I’m striving to be a better person and to find peace.”
We’re all hoping Naomi can find her some peace — after all the safety of anyone who comes into contact with her is in danger until that happens…
Naomi also addressed the whole “blood diamond” issue which involves her refusal to speak about an alleged diamond gifted to her by Liberian warlord Charles Taylor in his current trial.
While staying at Nelson Mandela’s home in South Africa, Naomi says she met Taylor briefly. “[Taylor] wasn’t invited, and none of us knew who he was. He wasn’t part of our group,” she says. “But he did show up and we understood who he was after it was explained.”
Naomi says she didn’t want to answer questions about Taylor because she doesn’t want to be involved in his case. That one we can understand. We wouldn’t want to know how Liberian warlords deal with snitches either!
Oprah’s cameras also followed Naomi around Moscow, where she lives with her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin. Watch the video below for Naomi’s little tour and make sure you watch all the way to the end where she addresses Vlad about being married:
SMH at the sheer hypocrisy of Oprah getting all up in Vladimir and Naomi’s business after that chummy little interview she did with Alicia Keys a few months ago!