Rihanna hosted one of the biggest A-list event last Thursday, but moments before she arrived her own father was thrown out of the Diamond Ball for being drunk.
The 26-year-old pop star’s father, Ronald Fenty, revealed that his famous daughter has spent thousands of dollars over the past year trying to save him from his alcohol problem – but that all crashed down in flames at last week’s charity party.
Ronald revealed that he fell ‘off the wagon’ at the party, and (on what should have been a happy family night) was ejected by security moments before his superstar daughter turned up.
Ronald said: “I had some Johnny Walker Black. I had two doubles man and tripped over a chair.
“I had been on the [red] carpet for the pictures, I met a couple of famous people I knew, went and talked with them, and then somebody left a chair and I stepped back and fell over.
“I saw my ex [Monica Braithwaite, Rihanna’s mother] look up, and within a few minutes after the picture was taken, security came up and said ‘we’re taking you home’.”
Ronald then began to ask then men to let him see Rihanna, but he was told that “don’t matter”, and was whisked away.
He explained the men only told him one thing: “Please do not make a scene it will reflect on your daughter.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail on Tuesday Ronald revealed his shocking fall from sobriety, and divulged that he believes his ex-wife Monica is to blame for his ejection from the party.
During the interview in Los Angeles Ronald frankly talked about his relationship with his daughter, but also lifted the lid on her personal life.
The 61-year-old, who has also battled addiction to crack cocaine in the past, divulged that Rihanna (who once went two years without talking to him) stumped up $58,000 to send him to an exclusive rehab in Malibu for 30 days so he didn’t end up in jail.
And it seems that his stay in rehab helped to repair their relationship, as he admitted: “It was a good thing and I was off the alcohol for a long time. She came to visit and we talked.
“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.”
But even with his own demons still raging the pop star’s father has revaled he’s concerned about her, especially when it comes to her bloated entourage of hanger-ons.
Ronald said: “Of course there’s always a worry in the back of my head. There’s a worry in the back of my head with her friends, even some of her family.”
Looking back on a trip to London with RiRi, Ronald recalled one scandalous experience that unsettled him, saying: “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.”
However, it’s her BFF Melissa Forde who Ronald is really unimpressed with, as he explained: “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.”
In regards to Rihanna’s personal life, Ronald laughed off the pregnancy rumours that started to fly around earlier this month, simply saying: “No she’s not pregnant, but I want someone to start giving me grandchildren!”
Exactly Ronald! We’d love to see Queen RiRi pushing a little prince or princess around in a buggy – maybe just not yet though, let her find the right man first.
And when it comes to finding the right man, Ronald revealed that RiRi (who is widely regarded as one of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous women in the world) is actually still completely single.
He divulged: “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.”
So if anyone had any hopes that Ronald would give his daughter’s hand in marriage to Drake or Chris Brown then sadly they’ll be waiting a long time.
However, Ronald and Rihanna haven’t spoken since last week, and with the pair both returning to Barbados for Christmas we just hope they can work things out again.
At the end of the day RiRi is clearly all about her family, and well, Christmas is the biggest family event of the year – so here’s hoping they have a happy Christmas together.
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