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Rihanna’s dad: ‘I am not homeless’ & Chris is so sorry

It’s been a week in coming but  people are finally talking out about the Rihanna/Chris Brown assault situation.

After speaking to 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.

Ronald Fenty. Photo credit:

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.


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6 replies on “Rihanna’s dad: ‘I am not homeless’ & Chris is so sorry”

why is it all the caribbean posts are crucifying the guy without even knowing the details?? It all buys into what the international posts are saying about our ignorance as negros. Because Rihanna is one of us does not mean that we should run picking sides before the facts are brought to light. If she in any way did something wrong what then will our song change to or is it going to be ok because she’s one of us. If the guy was “really” beating her why didn’t she leave? Why is it in all of their photos he is so distant and unhappy but she is always so happy? Why is it before this even came about she has been reported as doing things of a very envious nature. Stop being biased. As it is she has brought shame to us stop being ignorant and celeb stricken. She shouldve gone there and kept her ass quiet!!

furthermore for all the domestic violence going on here and rape of young girls. i dont see any posts about that. comeon now rihanna does not need a voice she has people paid to do that, those victims living among us are the ones who need help. Study it!


I hope you are never in a similar situation, domestic violence is not as casual as you seem to make out “If she in any way did something wrong…” what the hell? are you saying that she deserved to be sporting the bruises?

Also the situation is never as simple as “oh things suck and I am leaving” believe me, I’ve lived it.

i dont have to believe you i LIVE it everyday!!! noobody puts it in the paper, my partner is influential in our society and even though his colleagues knows he is physically abusive he has not and will not lose his position because of it. I stay because of my kids. why did rihanna stay? she has everything and nothing holding her back. i am in a violent relationship and i know alot of people who are, i read hat happens to young women in bim everyday.where is the voice for them that is being given to rihanna!!!!!

No she does not deserve to be sporting bruises but because she is sporting bruises does not give us the details to condemn a man, to end his career for something done everyday, for something that the perpetrators do not lose their career for. Sporting bruises does not make her the victim!!!!! you’re telling me if a thief breaks into my house and leaves with bruises that he is the victim, that i should lose my whole life over it?

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