Oprah Wants to Interview George Zimmerman, Says Bobbi Kristina Interview Almost Didn’t Happen
Rucuss staffMarch 28, 2012
Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about the Travyon Martin killing in Florida.
Extra’s AJ Calloway sat down with Oprah while she was in St. Louis and she spoke candidly about the tragic death of the 17-year-old. Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman last month while walking from a store with only a bag of skittles and a bottle of Tea. Zimmerman, who claims self-defense, has not been arrested.
“It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we’re sitting here 33 days later and there hasn’t been an arrest, or questioning of what actually happened,” Winfrey said. “It’s a tragedy and it is a shame and we all know it.”
Oprah told Calloway that Zimmerman was at the top of her interview list. She added, “Mr. Zimmerman… I would love to talk to him.”
Winfrey revealed that she didn’t agree with some people’s thoughts that the world has not changed.
“I saw some people on Twitter saying nothing has changed, the same thing’s going on,” Oprah said. “Lots has changed and you know why? Because black people, white people, brown people, yellow people all over this country and all over the world are saying the same thing… it’s a tragedy and it’s a shame and justice needs to be served.”
Winfrey also revealed that her interview with Bobbi Kristina almost didn’t happen.
“I was on the plane leaving New York… the producer says we can’t find Bobbi Kristina… and we don’t know if she’s going to do an interview. And I said, ‘By the time I land I’m hoping you would have found her.'”
Once Oprah arrived at Pat Houston’s home, Bobbi Kristina was there.
“When I saw her, the reason I didn’t sit down [with Bobbi Kristina] is because I was told that she didn’t really want to sit down, so I just used that moment.”
Watch the interview below.
Tune in to Extra for more of the exclusive interview with Oprah on Thursday and Friday.
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