Rihanna’s Reformed Rock Addict Father Sheds Some Light

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, Rocks

Posted by Bossip Staff


Rihanna’s dad speaks about the time he was caught smoking rocks among other things:

“I turned and looked Rihanna in the eye and instantly came back down from the high I was on. I saw her run for her mother, ask her something and then they both started to cry. I had no idea she had been watching. It was the lowest point – life just stopped and I realized what a fool I had been.”

When the Sunday Mirror tracked down the father-of-five in Bridgetown, Barbados, he was hawking tacky toys, perfume and household items from the boot of a battered Nissan car. Despite his daughter’s millions, he never asks for a penny and insists he’s happy in his work, which earns him around £250 (about $492 US dollars) for a seven-day week. He said: “The only thing I want is to be a part of her life. I have had her forgiveness, which you can’t put a price on, and I would never dream of asking her for a dollar.”

We’re glad he has gotten his life together, and doesn’t try to cake his daughter out of her dough like some parents do.  Ain’t nothing wrong with pushing random toys and trinkets out of the trunk of a Nissan.  At least it’s honest work.




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  • justme

    I mean First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well glad he aint on rocks n e more!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    I thought it was extra special that she took him to the Grammy Awards. I wish them luck in building their relationship.


    LOL @ the Trinkets…that word is always funny to me

  • yellow valley

    good for her, more fathers should do the turn around such as he

  • Darth Paul

    The man has integrity, which is more than most men have these days.

  • Barbados Crack Dealer

    He’ll be back. They always come back. He was my most reliable client. Once he gets in good with his big head daughter, she’ll gladly hit him off with enough dough to buy a years worth of crack. And I’ll be set for life.

  • Jubeisan

    Well, one can certainly see where she got the forehead from.

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    Damn, 492 dollars a week…not a bad hustle. LMAO

    It’s cool that he is dignified enough to not beg his daughter for money and do his own thang.

  • Vikki

    wow her father is making a pretty decent living from being a vendor.

  • Vikki

    its good to see that he made a change in his life and is no longer a crackhead.

  • bajan

    barbados in the building.

    i am glad he turned his life around, and not beggin rihanna fuh money like other parents, if he likes selling clothes, etc, why should he stop cause rihanna got money? he is independent and rihanna is independent.


  • http://www.yahoo.com Southern Belle 225

    I’m glad that he was able to turn his life around and make a mends with his daughter. I hope he has done the same thing with his other children. Crack is Wack!!

  • http://text-support.com Scooby Dubious

    Man, hustling junk out of a pickup in Barbados looks a whole hell of a lot better than doing your hustle from a cubicle in Manhattan in February. This guy’s all right.

  • http://site.gravatar.com/images/files/thumbs/315837.gif?617420 The Brown Hornet

    That’s a great story – too bad most people won’t appreciate it. You don’t fond too many people with that much integrity, perioad, let alone a recovering addict.

    Much love and props to dad!

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