It’s been a week in coming but people are finally talking out about the Rihanna/Chris Brown assault situation.
After speaking to people.com at the start of the weekend, Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty is speaking to the Barbadian press about his daughter’s situation and more specifically how folks are trying to smear him to get at her.
According to Ri-ri’s dad, news stories have appeared in the international press claiming that he is homeless and lives out of his car.
From the Barbados Nation:
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.
Now what can we say about this? Truth be told, Mr. Fenty’s admitted past as a cocaine addict has put him in a position to be misrepresented.
But from all accounts, he has kicked his habit and he ent nuh paro. Cuhdear man! Moreover, even if he was, what de hell that would have to do with Rihanna getting beat? stupse…
Furthermore, these people need to check themselves- what car, wha? Homeless people in the Caribbean don’t live in cars! It’s warm outside – they sleep on the street and never die of frostbite (or two day old, sour food).
In other news, Jay-Z is not pleased with how many folks are talking about the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown mess. Speaking to the media last night on the red carpet before his ‘Two Kings’ event with Lebron James, Jigga had this to say:
“It’s not a sound byte, this is a real situation. You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that…. I just think we should all support her. She’s going through a tough time. You have to realize she’s a young girl, as well. She’s very young.”
Annnnnd… finally… one of the parties at the center of the whole situation has finally spoken out. Chris Brown issued an official statement through his PR reps at Sitrick and Company. And… well… he’s sorry.
Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
Mm. Trust me, you ent sorry yet buddy. By the time the public really done with you, you gine be real sorry in truth – you only just start to feel it.