Rihanna’s Father: “They Seemed So Happy, I Don’t Know What Went Wrong”

- By Bossip Staff

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Rihanna’s father has spoken up about his sentiments concerning the pummeling his daughter took at the hands of Chris Brown:

NEW YORK, New York — Rihanna ‘s father, Ronald Fenty, has spoken out about the alleged attack on his daughter by boyfriend Chris Brown last weekend.

“You think you know somebody, but you really don’t,” he told People.

Brown allegedly bit and hit the “Disturbia” singer last Saturday night, hours after the two were spotted together at a pre-Grammy party honoring Clive Davis in Beverly Hills.

“There is some bruising,” Fenty said of Rihanna ‘s current status.

According to People, he saw his daughter in Barbados on Thursday, though according to an interview with Us Magazine on Saturday, he denied contact.

“No, I haven’t seen her,” Fenty told Us. “I haven’t seen her bruises.”

“She will be alright,” he told People. “At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world.”

While he didn’t shed light on what happened that night, the events seemed to come as a surprise to Fenty.

“They seemed pretty happy,” he said. “I don’t know what went wrong.”

And as for the future of Rihanna ‘s relationship with Brown, he has one piece of fatherly advice.

“If it were me, I’d move on,” he said.

In both interviews, he hopes that she’ll use the experience to do good.

You can appreciate the reserve and utter restraint he is showing, because we all know that most fathers would have a lot more to say about their daughter’s “mishandling” by a fella.

More pics of Chris and Princess Ri Ri below.


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  • whatever


  • Keon_armani

    It went wrong when he took parenting lessons from Penny’s mother from Good Times

  • Angee

    Just when I thought we were getting a break from this story!

  • reese615

    @ Angee


  • Marquis de Sade (The New Sensitive Black Male)

    Black on Island Black Love always goes wrong. Hell, Black on Black Love tends to go wrong too.

  • whatever

    I was first wow!!! but my comment didn’t show up…>>> I know he feels like takin Chris Brown Down<<< but if I was riri i would press charges on Chris I don’t care who he is

  • http://dmariefashion.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/rihannas-father-speaks-out/ Rihannas Father Speaks Out « Dmariefashion’s Blog

    […] Father Speaks Out Posted on February 15, 2009 by dmariefashion NEW YORK, New York — Rihanna ’s father, Ronald Fenty, has spoken out about the alleged attack on his daughter by […]

  • http://dmariefashion.wordpress.com dmariefashion

    Well I do hope her and her for head are OK, you know that’s her money maker. But I’m just really shocked that Chris could have beat her. I mean I just don’t want to believe it, and I’m more of a Rihanna fan. For some reason I just can’t jump on the “Lets hate Chris” band wagon yet, and I hate abusive men. Right now my instincts are saying there is some part of the story missing, and I really want to know what it is.

  • Precious

    Yeh,pls tell her not to press charges…

  • http://bossip AK_STAN

    Well I see where the forehead comes from

  • Marquis de Sade (The New Sensitive Black Male)

    So the father hasn’t seen the bruises either? Hmmm. You’d think there would be more outrage from his demeanor. There’ definitely something rotten in Denmark.

  • lil wayne

    wow. rihanna needs to come out an say ecatly what happened, or STFU and go back to ella ella entertaining prepubescent girls.

  • Green Grass


  • news from barbados

    Published on: 2/15/09.

    Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty is unhappy with the international media.


    RIHANNA’S FAMILY have broken their silence.

    And father Ronald Fenty has accused the international media of attempting to discredit his daughter by depicting him as a homeless man living in a car.

    “It’s an attempt by them to shift the focus from Chris Brown [ex-boyfriend],” he told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday.

    Fenty was referring to the incident involving Brown, an international singing star facing charges after allegedly assaulting his daughter in the United States.

    “I am really upset about the whole incident. They had me all over the TV saying that I was living in a car and was homeless. I have a home in Warrens. I don’t live in this car. Rihanna has done really well as a person from a small island and I know that she is up against the heavyweights, so they will do anything to discredit her,” he said.

    According to the father of the international star and Grammy Award singer, selling items from his car in The City is “a job I do on the side just to keep me happy”.

    He pinpointed two media corporations overseas who allegedly showed clips of him selling from the back of his car in The City, and stating that he was homeless and also lived in the car. The middle-aged designer said he had seen vehicles parked down the street and people taking pictures from a car, but he had no idea what their motive was.

    He chided the media for trying to “dig up dirt on Rihanna”, whom he described as being okay and in good health.

    Family not talking

    In Swan Street, Rihanna’s family members at Faith Boutique were keeping their silence, but would only divulge enough to say that they too had heard from her and “she was all right”.

    Her uncle Daddy I-Roy said that since the event unfolded last Sunday, he had been bombarded with numerous calls on his cellphone from overseas media trying to track down the Bajan pop star. One of them, he added, flew all the way from New York and even visited the store in an effort to try to get information on Rihanna.

    “I’m asking everybody to please understand the situation. All I can tell you is that we have spoken to her and she is all right, but that is all I can tell anyone. I don’t even know where these people have gotten my numbers from, but they need to stop calling because I can’t give them any information,” he said.

    Meanwhile, reports last night indicated that Rihanna had arrived in Barbados and according to sources was expected to issue a statement soon.

    It’s also reported that she would speak particularly on the subject of domestic violence against women.

    In an interview with People.com, Rihanna’s father is quoted as saying that she was in Barbados spending time with her girlfriends while she heals.

    He said he would not tell his daughter what to do, but noted, “If it were me, I’d move on”.

    He told the SUNDAY SUN he would be meeting with Rihanna last night.

    Last Sunday night, just minutes before the start of the 51st Grammy Awards, news brokethat Rihanna and Chris Brown, who were both scheduled to perform, would not be appearing.

    Television reports indicated that Brown and Rihanna had been involved in an alleged confrontation.

    Brown later turned himself in at a Los Angeles police station where he was charged and placed on US$50 000 bail. Rihanna also cancelled an upcoming scheduled tour of Malaysia.

    Since then Brown has suffered commercially as Wrigley, the makers of Doublemint gum, suspended their endorsement dealand numerous radio stations started pulling his music off the air.

  • enough


  • Davina

    She should press charges against him as a celebrity and a model to some of her fans she has to deliver a message to women victims of domestic violence. if she doesn’t it will follow her during her entire career.

  • WhoDat

    All i know is if it had been Beyonce she would have taken that beating and still performed at the Grammy’s, and called the cops later.

  • nana

    funny thing is both the dad’s should know Chris n Riri is just a puppy love cause it looks like they cant speak their minds off leaving their parents do that.All we hear is just from family,friends and the so called news that adds up the tabloids but all we need to know the truth thats all.Rihanna’s dad is not sure whether he’s seen the bruises or not…dont get me wrong….Chris aint cray mother fuker to wake up and hit Rihanna there must have been some wrong doing that made him do that ..n last if rihanna’s friendsa says that it aint the first time Chris has done this why didnt she leave him?….thats crasy shit there.

  • news from barbados

    what was up must come down….. these two were all over the place at least now we wont see them for a while… thanks god. and please rihanna next time dont show off be like bey and jay they keep their business to themselves.

  • mia

    All i know is if it had been Beyonce she would have taken that beating and still performed at the Grammy’s, and called the cops later.

  • Ciara - Never Ever : Available on iTunes Now

    Her fathers response is more restrained than Jayz’s.

    Things that make you go hmmm….

  • ElCapitan

    maybe all this assault shit is fake?? i mean its been a week and still no pictures. im guessing rihanna just got bitch slapeed and is whining for attention

  • Bajangurl

    Bey is a true professional…not like the bajan start-up wannabe…no pics? able to fly off back home? can’t more than a few bruises, I know how those hi-yellow redbone swell and bruise easy if u just look at them…she prob had to go get more obeah, since it was wearing off on Chris Brown..
    Who on earth would sell trinkets out of their car for fun? what a bunch of BS..

  • Miss T

    Her father probably knows as much as you or i –

    he hasn’t even seen her…

  • Bajangurl

    The only thing that got bruised was Rihanna’s ego..and for that she wants to kill someone’s career…she is poison..

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