With the strains of “I’ve Gotta Be Me” undoubtedly playing softly in the background, Oprah Winfrey offers up her reasons for departing “60 Minutes.”

She just couldn’t be herself.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the media mogul revealed she left the CBS news program because it wasn’t a good fit.

“How should I say this?” she responded when asked why. “Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name.”

Or maybe it’s because her primary concern at the moment is advising long-time pal Gayle King how to extract every last possible dollar out of CBS in her contract talks aimed at remaining on “CBS This Morning.”

“I said, ‘Get what you want. Get exactly what you want, because now’s the time. And if you don’t get what you want, then make the next right move.’”

Better listen Gayle – the woman has experience in these matters.

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