Rihanna Saddened by Father’s Betrayal

Rihanna and Ronald Fenty

Rihanna has been hurt before, but this time it was by someone she has known all her life. The singing sensation shares how her relationship with her father fell apart after he sold her out to the media.

In the April issue of Vogue, the 23-year-old superstar reveals that her dad Ronald Fenty recently exposed her dirty laundry to the tabloids and gave them the rights to some of her childhood photos.

“It really makes me question what I have become to my father. Like, what do I even mean to him?” a tearful Rihanna told the magazine. “It’s really strange. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it, because you grow up with your father, you know him, you are a part of him, for goodness’ sakes! And then he does something so bizarre that I can’t begin to wrap my mind around it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind people’s backs and doing strange things, but you always think, Not my family. My father would never do that to me.”

While she has a hard time grasping his motive, this is not the first time he has betrayed her. After Chris Brown assaulted her two years ago, Fenty called up the media to offer his two cents. “That was the first time,” she continued. “My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies. Because he hadn’t talked to me after…that whole thing…. He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check. And now he does it again.”

But after several attempts, RiRi is done trying to mend the broken relationship. “Now I’m like, Whatever, I tried.”



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74 Comments

  1. Diamond Girl

    This is sooo sad and disheartening. I can only imagine what she must be going through. But her dad was an addict and people do very strange things for money. He needs to “survive” and tries indirectly to get money from her without asking. A dad is still a human with thoughts and his own intentions ill or not not. Hold your head up Rihanna baby…

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  2. Stan

    Not so easy being a star is it Rihanna? Maybe she stop throwing subtle shade at Whitney Houston now… She always been very disrespectful and condensending especially with the latest bodyguard movie questions. Whitney aint bothered by this low class chic but dont think the fans havent noticed

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    Alejandro Reply:

    @Stan,

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    Alejandro Reply:

    @Stan, wtf are you talking about??? What would even make u think that? She’s disrespecting her because she doesn’t want the part? Wow delusional much???

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    xxx Reply:

    @Stan, where the hell has she been disrespectful?
    she just stated she does not want to act in a movie like bodyguard cause she wants to separate singing and acting… she did not say one word against whitney

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    TRUTH Reply:

    @xxx, can you blame her? Her singing is awful. God forbid she does a musical acting role.

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    saywhaaa Reply:

    @Stan, you sound dumb as hell.

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    babygirl Reply:

    @Stan, yeah because Whitney is so High Class…..

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    QUEEN'RU Reply:

    @Stan, TALK DAT SHIT NOW RIHANNA KNWS HOW IT FEELS IM A WHITNEY FAN AND IM FEELIN YA COMMENT. NOT SAYIN HER DAD WAS RITE BUT WHEN U DIS OTHERS U GOTTA REMEBER WAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND YA TURN IS RITE AROUND DA CORNER.

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  3. Curaçaotropikal

    this is so sad!

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  4. Prettiedove

    We love you Rihanna,dsnt matter what u’ve gone tru in the past,we got your back for life…btw u looked so cute in dos childhood pictures ur dad realeased esp the one where u wore some culture clothes like u were in a festival….dey were cute boo so smile for me! Xoxo!

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  5. GRRRR

    I would also hate it if my parents turned their back on me :(

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  6. Toya

    It’s sad when such a normal celebrities have such shady family members. At least now she knows up front what he’s like so now maybe she can avoid him. I’d also have someone go to his house and remove everything of mine from there. I can seriously see someone like that selling off more baby pictures and other childhood memories to celebrity memoribilia hounds. I know that it will really hurt to get rid of someone that has been there since the very beginning but if they stay around, they’ll just keep inflicting pain.

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  7. Luke

    There are 3 sides to a story. His side, her side and the truth. But the love of money will turn people to betraying their own. Easily! But she probably has done that to others without realizing.

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  8. sabrina

    Sad. People do anything for money, even family.

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  9. Brown Sugar

    I can understand how she feels because I never had a relationship with my father but I STILL FEEL BETRAYED BY HIM!

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  10. BlackKnight

    Excuse me Rihanna, but didn’t you do the same thing to your father by ranting to the press about what a big drug addict he was? You are such a hypocrite.

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  11. Dave

    1st, correction you mean “Pop” or “Fashion” sensation? I think that’s disrespectful for the real singing sensation, that puts so much effort into their vocals & singing. But, besides that it’s sad that her & her father aren’t getting along.

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    fizzle Reply:

    @Dave, she uses her accent when she sings now and that made her a singing sensation. Its not how high or low a note you can hit, it’s how it’s sung, and Rihanna has her own sound, that is how she became the singing sensation she is. There are plenty in the industry that do have the widest vocal range and they aren’t sensations. Corrected.

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    Pilar Reply:

    @Dave, REALLY?!?!
    U managed throw shade at the girl no matter what the article is talking about huh…. Too bad Ur fav Ciara don’t have an article huh? Smh

    She is a SINGING SENSATION UU STUPID HATER GET OVER IT!!!!!

    Rihanna Ur father and this Dave guy are perfect examples of ugly people just in different ways!!!

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  12. NICK

    Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about, the press is who release the info about Rihanna’s dad being a crack head not her. Furthermore when you are a celebrity a lot of your family history tends to get expose by the gossip Blogs ,Press and evil money grabbing family members.There is no hiding your past,and the bigger of a star you are the more shit they dig up.I live in Barbados and trust me the entire country knows Ronald fenty was a crack head, so there was no secret there at all.

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    BlackKnight Reply:

    @NICK, Funny you should sat that, I also live in barbados and I have never heard he was a crack head. And for your information, I know for a fact Rihanna did rant to the media

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    babygirl Reply:

    @BlackKnight, And? Chris Brown ranted about his stepdad beating the shit out of his mom. They’re just giving an interview. Saying stuff about their family doesn’t defame their character whereas him or Chris’s stepdad saying something does.

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    NICK Reply:

    @BlackKnight, Rihanna did not release this shit first, there was a story done about Ronald saying how his daughter is a superstar & he sells clothes out out of his car, how she does not support him with all the money she is making.When asked about it her people had no choice but to advice her to come clean about her relationship with her father,hence she told the story.Get your facts together.Further more if Mr. Fenty did not want anyone knowing about his crack habit he should never smoke it in the first place.Point blank

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  13. care

    Now I see, Rihanna is really her father’s child. Another story for pity from the public. Now she should see what its feels like, this is just the beginning of her stupid behaviour.

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    NICK Reply:

    @care, What pity did we read the same article, she was ask about her family and her relationship with her dad and she simply told the truth.If her father can sell his story to the the Uk SUN and profit off it why can she not speak her mind about how she feels. I guess you folks find anything as usual to hate,find fault or to call her names and criticize her.Like she said though she’s at peace with herself and who she is now ,so anything from you critics/haters is just noise to her ears now, it has not effect on her now at all.

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    Pilar Reply:

    @NICK, you don’t have to response to ignorance… Care is most likely a teenage girl obsessed with cb… Smh…

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    maya Reply:

    @care, agreed, she must be promoting something b/c that’s when she begins to complain.

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  14. jrellamiller

    Well Rihanna that’s one of the price of been famous pure fake people around………just cut who is to be cut a move on although in this case it is kinda harder because it is your father

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  15. @jayabelardiza10

    Bitch eat shit Rihanna is a trick wit a big ass foreehead immigration bitch lying attention whore! ! No talent having ass

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    Jordan Reply:

    @@jayabelardiza10, lol you sound like a ghetto hoodrat!!! Lmfaooooo Gettin angry an what not over someone you don’t know jus they’re prettier more talented and richer than you … In fact I sense a :

    CHRISBROWNSTAN ALERT! CHRISBROWNSTAN ALERT!

    Breezy beat….. I mean KEEP Ur slutty stans in control their actin real reckless against Ur ex…..Lmfaoooo

    Riri keep Ur head up baby girl they might try to blast your name but they can’t blast your character!

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    babygirl Reply:

    @Jordan, LOL!

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  16. tiffany

    all she know is to complain…

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    Beystan4life Reply:

    @tiffany, don’t u have a Chris brown pic to stare at lil girl….
    Haters I tell u Smh

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    listen_up Reply:

    @Beystan4life,
    Why is it that all you RiRi fans assume that everybody who doesnt ride rihannas dick is a chris brown fan? i dont like her and i dont care about chris. just cuz yall think ur her bff .. #sityoassdownhoe

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    babygirl Reply:

    @listen_up, Why do you have to call her a hoe? Lol… and how do you know she’s a RiRi fan either?

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  17. JayCi

    Maybe if she’d straighten her act up maybe things would change. Fame aint all its cracked up to be aint it rih rih?

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    Daisy Reply:

    @JayCi, what r u talkin about?? Uu make no sense…
    Ppl who dont like a certain artists tend to always speak out their butts!!!lol

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  18. Ray

    @Stan what does this have to do with Whitney Houston chick #seatdown

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  19. chris shorts

    sounds like my dad riri keep ur head up they see later on in life how great u r

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  20. fubara

    rihanna dis rihanna dat
    rihanna wick rihanna wack
    pls i want to hear sweet stories about important people like beyonce,mary j blije, jennifer lopez, ashanti, mariah carey,keri hilson,missy elliot, eve, niki minaj, not stories about some poor little village barbados lad that does knows nutin about handling fame. She should ashamed of herself dat her father can still do anything for money after all her wealth. To hell rihanna. I a’int a hater i’m just speaking the truth.

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  21. iKnow

    You know something… I bet if Chris Brown was to do an interview about all the abuse he and his mom got from his stepfather as a kid alot of people would say he’s looking for attention. This world is such a funny place. Just saying… (Please note: that nowhere in my comment i said rihanna deserved what happened to her)

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    maya Reply:

    @iKnow, agreed!

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  22. fi

    wake up girl
    its not just auto tune and designer dresses
    its reality b*&^%
    go back to madonnas career
    to chers career
    to bette milders career
    to janets career
    to diana ross’ career
    read
    and take notes
    and grow up!
    ella ella ey ey

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  23. Kera

    @iKnow please fall off of a cliff. Like please!

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    Oh Please Reply:

    @Kera, No..you fall off a cliff like asap..for that dry ass comment…you took the time out of your day..for what?

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    iKnow Reply:

    @Kera, fall off a cliff? Are you serious? LOL “fall off a cliff like please?” If that comment wasn’t sad I don’t know what is.

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  24. MYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANATSY

    so sad :(

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  25. Triple ONE

    She must love him from a distance!!! Sad, he is putting money over his daughter. Rihanna, stay strong. Don’t allow no one to steal your blessing or your money!!!

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  26. wauwatosa

    none of us are above the law, the more paper you make the more there’s always something the devil is trying to put a noose
    around your neck.as long as you know rihanna baby girl,,,,, for he rescues you from
    every trap and protects you from the fatal plague,he will shield you with his wings! they will shelter you.his faithful promises are your armor.now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark any more.nor fear the dangers of the day.

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  27. double c

    stay on the damn subject please. she talkin about her father, there’s really no need to bring up any other artist in this.

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  28. maya

    No pne cares! She has fam issues like many other people in the world…He’s a crackhead, what more did she expect?!

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  29. donrilya

    some of yall sound dummo as hell on here.

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  30. maya

    one*

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  31. Dee

    Okaty….she she is setting the groundwork for the release of Complicated or XK Bed…trying to change the crazy sex tempo vibe that was done for S&M and Only girl to something emotional for the ballad. Jeeze, is this chic real at all? Fake , Fake, Fake……..If you check the pics of her launch in Barbados her mom and dad are pictured together!!!!

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  32. Ann

    LIES!
    Her family, including her brother, mom, and father, couldn’t contact her at all. She cut them after the incident.
    That said, it’s sad that she and father are on different terms.

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    babygirl Reply:

    @Ann, Then why were there pictures of her and her mom at the airport shortly after the incident?

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  33. roro

    just like eminem’s mom

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  34. Truthteller

    And you all try to say that Matthew Knowles is a bad father…smh

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  35. Heminem

    He doesnt deserve her as a daughter!

    If my daughter turned out like her i would be the happiest father ever.

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  36. Sheila Eikner

    Riahanna, let go let God. Dont let anything or anyone hold u back. Keep ur head up and strive. Let God do his work. Bless u and stay strong and keep the faith. Ur fan for good.

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  37. rinaboo

    Haven’t you ever heard the old saying: Some of your worst enemies are the people closet to you???? Come on girl hold your head up. You still making money and you still got fans…..Im not one of them but hey I know you got them in youir pocket…..Even thogh i doubt you will see this

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  38. wauwasota

    @ rinaboo,,,i co sign you because you said it all and that is the truth. theres trouble all around the world with families, countries and really deep seated problems in families and friends, thats life.

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  39. krystal

    dont you people have lives of your own. let them live thiers . they not worried about u. have fun!

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  40. Patrick

    Never been a fan of Rihanna but this child need to learn some questions should never be answer, like personal matters. People are not made to be trusted, she learn. Now I have to go, because I said my piece on the personal matter.

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  41. DREW JAUNDOO

    i cant believe rihanna father will do such a thing…
    He doesnt deserve a daughter like rihanna

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  42. joni pindile

    you know what? tis whole thing is far beyond our understanding,the media jsut gives us a glimpse of it.

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  43. yasmin

    jag har lyssnat po rihannas lotar sen jag var 5 or gammal, jag vill se henne och typ ge allt jag har. ta inte illa upp rihanna, men jag har bara lust att slo dina pappa och jag e 12 or nu

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  47. Carolyne

    Sabe o que eu acho, Vicky? A gente j assistiu tanto show f*dido (U2, Madonna! Vc foi no Paul McCartney) e a gente acaba cranido expectativas mesmo. Gostaria muito de ter ido no show da Rihanna, mas como estou dan ando a dan a do desempregado, n o d pra ficar se aventurado. O show do RIR da Rihanna foi mediano tbm. Apesar dela cantar e tudo mais, achei que a Katy Perry (que estava MUITO MAIS NERVOSA) cativou muito mais. Eu gosto quando o artista conversa com a gente, mesmo que seja em ingl s. Os caras do Metallica foram tremendamente simp ticos, idem pessoal do Coldplay. Acho que daqui h alguns anos a RiRi vai ficar melhor. Mas continuo amando hhahahaa ~~ coisa de f

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  48. karen

    People who put rihanna down need to shut up

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