Don’t expect for Rihanna and her father Ronald Fenty to break bread any time soon. Fenty recently spoke out to the Daily Mail surrounding his estrangement with his songbird daughter because of his drinking addiction. Fenty admits the two were starting to become closer once again but everything changed after he fell off the wagon while attending her star-studded Diamond Ball earlier this month. Fenty, who was on the road to sobriety after Rihanna sent him to Summit Rehab facility in Malibu, got drunk at her charity event and was escorted out before she arrived. According to Fenty:
I had Johnny Walker Black. I had two doubles man and tripped over a chair. ‘I had been on the [red] carpet for the pictures, I meet a couple of famous people I knew go and talked with them, and then somebody left a chair and I stepped back and fell over, I saw my ex (Monica) look up, and within a few minutes after the picture was taken, security came up and said “we’re taking you home”. ‘I said “but I haven’t seen my daughter yet”… and they said “don’t matter man.”
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What prompted Fenty to end his sobriety? Fenty claims his elder children Jamie and Samantha, Rihanna’s older half siblings not being able to attend the affair drove him back into the bottle. Fenty stated:
That day of the event I was really down. My other son and daughter in Barbados, Samantha and Jamie, were not invited and they were on my case about it and making me feel bad and guilty. Cousins and everybody on the other side was invited but why wasn’t Jamie and Samantha there? It wasn’t the first time either. I got really down and depressed and that was basically why I started drinking that day.
Fenty admits he should’ve been stronger to avoid the temptation with alcohol and hopes to overcome his demons. Meanwhile, Fenty spoke candidly about his superstar daughter’s friends and feels as though they are just using her for money. Fenty singled out Rih Rih’s bestie Melissa Forte as being only interested in hanging with her for shopping trips and bluntly states she must stop using his daughter as a crutch. Fenty claimed:
If it was me she would have to go, if I had anything to do with it she would have to go. She’s the one who goes shopping and everything. I think Melissa should be old enough to be able to stand on her own two feet, of course come and visit her like the rest of her friends but she doesn’t need to be there all the time. Monica says “but she helps Robyn pack her bags”, I said “Melissa don’t pack no bags sweetheart, I know that, so don’t give me that. I’ve been in the house. I said that’s a joke.’
Papa Fenty has no filter.
Pour It Up: Rihanna’s Dad Tossed From Her Charity Event For Drinking was originally published on hellobeautiful.com