Rihanna’s Reformed Rock Addict Father Sheds Some Light

- By Bossip Staff

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


  • 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!

  • I'm Just Me

    glad he is off the rocks…that is never any good for anyone and very respectable that he doesn’t ask for her money and stuff. he still has pride. there are so many other parents who just take bank out of the kids bank rolls. Can we say Britney Spears parents!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/mistikay GreenEyedDiva

    Good for him, he isnt trying to just ride his daughters coat tails and is just making an honest living now.

  • JaliliMaster

    I like RiRi more and more each day.

  • memchee

    wow…a man wit a solid backbone….

  • VeeZee

    One thing for sure…she ain’t got no money. At least not no “REAL” money. She has to pay back all those pr people that got her face plastered all over the place. Then she’ll see a pay day.

  • Just Sit And Be Pretty

    Good for him. With the exchange rate, if it’s $492 US, it’s about twice that in Bajan dollars.

  • My father wouldn't NEED to ask

    There is NO way he wasn’t sharing in my WEALTH and success.




  • Supadupafly


    Maybe she does help her Dad out a bit but maybe he takes pride in actually working rather than sitting on his a$$.

  • She Otta Do Somtin

    He’s solid for keepin his head up and for doin what he doin and not askin for nuttin ….but at the end of the day thats her pops she should do somtin for him either if its a bigger car to move his food from or a phat crib in Barbados where he can retire….all im sayin is she cant turn her back juss cuz of his past …especially now when hes off that crap

  • Celebrity CSI

    Rihanna’s father should be ashamed of himself. If he wasn’t looking for some kind of hand me out or publicity, he would have KEPT his trap closed about his crack addiction or whatever. Some things are just better left UNSAID!! The whole world does not need to know everything about you. Period. And what’s up listing his piss poor salary and that type of car he drives? Please GET SOMEWHERE…& sit down! lol

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