They say a drunk tongue tells no lies, welp…
Rihanna’s Father Ronald Fenty Talks Alcoholism And Their Relationship
Rihanna’s alcoholic dad was escorted out of her glittering Diamond Ball for boozing after he promised her he had kicked his destructive habit.
Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal the superstar singer has been embroiled in a heartbreaking bid to save Ronald Fenty from his drinking demons for the past year – even putting him through an expensive Malibu rehab program.
But all her hard work went up in smoke last Thursday as her star-studded charity party was reduced to farce before she even arrived.
In an exclusive chat with Ronald at his Beverly Hills hotel before he jetted out of Los Angeles, the 61-year-old spoke candidly about their spectacular bust-up, revealing how:
Rihanna put him through a $58,000 Malibu rehab program last year to save him from jail after he was arrested during a previous visit to California
She flies him to LA every three months for urine tests and has the mini-bar emptied before he arrives
She has frozen out Chris Brown and ignored him at their last meeting
He dislikes Rihanna’s best pal and constant companion Melissa Forde
She is still single and unable to find a man
She is NOT pregnant, despite widespread claims by magazines and websites
Here, Ronald explains what got him tossed from the event:
Ronald – who posed for red carpet photos with Rihanna’s mum Monica before he was told to leave – said: ‘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”.
Flip the page to read Ronald’s explanation as to why he decided to drink.
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‘I’m sad how it ended of course, I should have never taken that first drink or any drink for that matter. I wish I had seen her of course.
‘She will probably hear how I was and how I had a few drinks, so I guess she would be angry with me. I think she is, I’m not sure, we haven’t spoken just yet.’
Asked what possessed him to drink at the event, Ronald claimed he was depressed that his two older children from a previous relationship – Rihanna’s half brother and sister Jamie and Samantha – weren’t invited.
He said: ‘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.’
On the following page, Ronald explains how his daughter treated him while he was dealing with rehab
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Caring Rihanna even sent her dad extra clothes and toiletries for his stay and visited him when she got back from touring in Europe.
Smiling as he showed photos of them together when she visited him, Ronald admitted: ‘It was a good thing and I was off the alcohol for a long time.
‘She came to visit and we talked. She asked me if it was hard.
‘She was happy to see me, said she was very proud of me at the time.
‘She sent bags of stuff for me, tracksuits, warm jackets and shampoo, an extra pair of shoes and slippers – some nice stuff.’
He also, says:
‘I feel bad because I let her down because she spend all that money putting me in rehab, [and] then find me drunk somewhere. It is not good.
‘What can I say but I’m sorry. It’s me who f**ed up.’
It ain’t over yet, turn it to read what he had to say about Rihanna’s friends, namely, ubiquitous “parasite” BFF Melissa Forde.
One thing that annoys him is some of the large entourage of so-called friends she surrounds herself with.
He recalled a shopping trip in London with Rihanna and a group of friends where he watched them all buy stuff for themselves with her money.
He said: ‘What’s the name of that place, that very expensive place, Harrods. We going in there and I just see her friends, stocking up on shoes like crazy. Parasites – whatever you want to call them – that need to go and have their own life.’
Ronald doesn’t like Rihanna’s best friend Melissa Forde who grew up with her in Barbados and seems to constantly be by her side as she travels the world.
He said: ‘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.’
Dad goes IN!
Ronald also spoke about Rihanna’s current relationship with Chris Brown, turn the page.
Ronald has long forgiven Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown for assaulting her and openly admits he still has a big soft spot for him.
However he thinks his daughter may have washed her hands with him for good.
Revealing how Rihanna coldly blanked Chris when they were at a charity basketball game in August, he said: ‘I don’t know what their relationship is now. At the basketball, they just said “hi and hello”.
‘When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, “dad you really taking pictures with he though?”(sic).’
Although he has said in the past he would be happy for them to get back together, Ronald isn’t so sure now.
He said: ‘Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don’t work for everything, people don’t ask me if I could go back with Ms Fenty.
‘Chris is a player, he ain’t ready for no one women yet, he ain’t ready. He’s a party guy.
When I see in the papers he’s in trouble, I think “Chris what the hell are you doing man?” The guy has got so much talent you know what I mean, to just screw up like that.
Ronald confirms Rihanna is still single despite being linked with the likes of Chris Martin, Justin Bieber and even Eminem in the past few months.
Her last relationship was with Drake but it fizzled out in June this year.
He said: ‘She says “dad can you believe I don’t have a man?” A beautiful woman like that don’t have a man, no I don’t believe it.
‘She needs to find the right man who’s compatible. She may be looking in the wrong direction, they don’t have to be in the entertainment business but that’s the people she’s meeting.’
Last week US gossip outlets were awash with rumours Rihanna was pregnant. Shooting down the rumour, Ronald laughs: ‘No she’s not pregnant, but I want someone to start giving me grandchildren! Of course I want to be a grandfather.
If Rihanna had a problem with her pops before, she’s DEFINITELY not gonna be f***in’ with him now.
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