Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty, 61, who has battled addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine for years, had an exclusive interview with UK Daily Mail this past Tuesday in Beverly Hills shortly before he traveled to Bardados. It was a long interview but below are a few juicy things he said;
*.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
*.He was thrown out of her charity ball this week after getting drunk
*.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. Read his quotes after the cut..
About being kicked out of the Rihanna’s ball by her mother (above) for being drunk and misbehaving
‘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”.’They said “please do not make a scene it will reflect on your daughter.When I got back I picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker Black, had a couple and went to sleep.’
When Daily Mail Online spoke to Ronald on Tuesday he was preparing to head back to Barbados without having seen his daughter on this trip.
He said: ‘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.’
His relationship with Rihanna has often been rocky. Six years ago Ronald was sent home from her North American tour as punishment for drunken behaviour on her tour bus. Rihanna then froze her dad out for two years before they reconciled.Ronald told how his problems with booze came to a head last November and Rihanna secretly put him in rehab.
“I said ‘sweetheart all I need is my change back, and I was getting loud, I see her hold up her hand and her management [came over] and then the police, took me. Me and my big mouth again. Next morning I went to a magistrate and he said 30 days in prison or 30 days in rehab which do you want? and I said ‘rehab’.’
While I was in rehab, 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.’
After checking out Ronald returned to Barbados but he has flown back to LA for urine tests every three months. When he comes Rihanna has the mini-bar in his room emptied of alcohol. He has also been attending alcoholics anonymous in Barbados.
Ronald says he feels terrible for breaking his promise to his daughter but when asked if he’s an alcoholic, he says: ‘Me, no, drunk and disorderly. I don’t see myself as an alcoholic, I don’t realise when I get that drunk.
‘Call me a drunk or alcoholic in denial, whatever you want to call me but I have realised I could drink or not drink.
‘I only start[ed] drinking, once I come back here in December.’
However he apologized to Rihanna: ‘I feel bad because I let her down because she spend all that money putting me in rehab, [and] then find me drunk somewhere.