Rihanna achieved no mean feat this week with a number one album and three songs in the top ten.
And as the festive season is about goodwill to all, she also appears to be celebrating by reportedly patching things up with her dad.
Things haven’t been the best between the 22-year-old and her father, Ronald Fenty, 57, a former drug addict. The pair had a falling out two years ago when Fenty spoke to the media about Rihanna’s assault by then-boyfriend Chris Brown. There’s also the yarn that daddy allegedly drunkenly wrecked the singer’s tour bus while touring in Chicago, which went down like a lead balloon.
Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mirror, Fenty says he and his daughter have patched things up.
“We did have a disagreement about the drinking on the tour,” he said. “I got plastered on the tour bus. I can drink rum or beer but vodka does not like me – or gin,” he added.
“She blasted me for that – she was always lippy from her small days. I was picked up from the hotel in the morning and I was just shuttled to the airport.”
Rihanna went home to Barbados for her holidays, and spent time with her Dad. He met Simon Cowell, who is holidaying there.
“Maybe we’re not as close as we were when she was growing up here and was at school. But we are blood, we do not stay angry and we are friends again,” Fenty added.
Fenty maintains he has cleaned up his act now and is sober. And what does a famous pop star get her daddy for Xmas? Socks and undies? Fenty fessed up, “I saw her twice before Christmas and she came to see me on Christmas Day. She showered me with gifts, a lot of stuff, many shirts and cologne. She’s always really generous.”
And the question you have all been dying to ask: Which team does she bat for? She is a Red Devil. Fenty let slip, “she loves soccer,” he said. “She used to argue for Manchester United while I was Manchester City.”