Father of the Year: Rihanna’s Dad

Published by Natasha Fierce on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00 am.

(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

To steal a phrase from Will Smith, parents just don’t understand. That’s an understatement when it comes to Ronald Fenty, father of pop idol Rihanna, who added a log to the fire of his turbulent relationship with his daughter by dissing her–and praising her ex Chris Brown–in a very recent interview with Heat magazine.

The most confusing part of Fenty’s ill-advised interview? The fact that he focused his criticism on Ri’s weight.

“I actually thought she was a little fat the last time I saw her,” he told the magazine of the his daughter’s money-making figure, adding that “she’s dieting, she’s working out.”

“When I saw her this time, I thought she was back to her normal size,” he said of Rihanna’s (almost too) slender appearance at this year’s Grammys.

“I used to joke with her, ‘Robyn, you’re getting too fat!’ but I think she’s fine. I think she looked excellent, as everyone saw, at the Grammys.”

Perhaps Mr. Fenty needs a new pair of contact lenses, because we have yet to see a picture of Rihanna in which she doesn’t look, well, damn fine. With or without a little extra jelly, Ri manages to do just fine with her figure.

As if he didn’t already have enough leather in his mouth, Fenty stuck his foot in it again by praising Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown.

“Chris is a nice guy, and everybody’s entitled to make mistakes in their life,” he told the magazine. “God knows how many I’ve made.”

Add one more to that long list, Fenty.
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