Rihanna's strained relationship with her biological father has taken a new twist. The 30-year-old Bajan singer filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, for exploiting her name without her permission.

In court documents obtained by The Blast, Rihanna filed a complaint against Ronald Fenty and Fenty Entertainment, a company that solicits business acting as her booking agent.

The documents state Rihanna has nothing to do with the entertainment company, and that "Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna's father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna's behalf."

The singer claimed her father arranged erroneous bookings for two concerts at Staples Center in Los Angeles and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for $400,000.

In both cases, she claims to have had nothing to do with the bookings.

Rihanna also said her father claimed he notified her record label, Roc Nation, about the bookings, but no one at the label was made aware of his actions.

In 2018, Ronald attempted to trademark the phrase "Fenty" but the application was rejected by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, according to The Blast.

Rihanna said she sent many cease & desist letters to her father that were all ignored in the past.

Rihanna witnessed her mother suffer physical abuse at the hands of her father. Among her mother's injuries was a broken nose. The singer's strained relationship with her father probably contributes to her history of failed relationships with men.

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  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Hes the reason why she was so forgiving to fist brown. He’s been abusing her and her mom in every way possible. Poor child never knew what a good man is. Fenty is globally known and so is rih why shit on her good name just to get a few bucks so you can huy beer. TOXIC MASCULINITY RIGTH CHEA! Sue his @$$ robyn

  • Harley

    Failed relationships?? She hasn’t been in many and she has been with the new guy for a few years.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    True but we know Rob was “moving around” a bit in hollywood, not that i believe that she secksed all those menssss. I want her and hassan to work so dam bad! Just so all of her haters can choke on their jealousy.

  • Nikki J

    I love my dad and I love my son. My dad would never betray me like that and I could never do that to my son. Money isn’t the issue... greed is.

  • Soda

    Does her dad live here or is he booking these concerts from the island?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sounds like dad is trying to capitalize on his daughter's fame behind her back. That's only going to make a bad situation worse.

  • Shawty

    When have our parents NOT been able to use our names? They the ones that gave it to us! At three years old some folks had light and gas bill in their names...giggles.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Sooooo.... I’m the only one that thought rhirhi and Melissa were actually in a relationship and those mensss were beards? Pay attention to the body language between the two

  • Rayscoty

    Is Mathew Knowles his adviser?

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I thought so for the longest!! I never had that level of closeness with another female so i thought for sure they were rubbing carpets. But i think they’re just bestest friends

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile folks know they be trying to use folks smh ...... Do what ya gotta Do Rhi .... Keep your authority bew ..... stand your ground on it too

  • MJF

    "The singer's strained relationship with her father probably contributes to her history of failed relationships with men."
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    That was so unnecessary to add. Eyeroll*

  • MJF

    Also, I never get why people misspell her name from Rihanna to Rhianna, are you word-blind? Like tf!? Just wanted to get that off my chest!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Nah, you aren't the only one. I think Rih goes both ways, and at one point her and Melissa were an item. Like most relationships, they may have broken up but was able to keep it professional and friendly, which is why they are still hanging around each other.

  • Yardgirl

    Rihanna said she sent many cease & desist letters to her father that were all ignored in the past.
    *********************
    In my own experience, West Indian parents can act very entitled towards their children and their children's accomplishments. Mine were loving and raised me right so I "allowed" it to a certain point, but man, some a dem out of damn order!!

  • JustB

    Probably because she has pronounced it both ways

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • MJF

    huh? lol

  • PlayerP

    I think parents of all kinds do this ish

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You know Sandra a shady palm tree Honey...

  • Guest

    If they out of order! They act like you owe them something for raising you.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For real...one of my gf's had her name on the gas bill at 6 year old...to this day her momma never apologized smh...

  • the guest

    West Indian parents, Hindu Indian parents, and Asian parents still very much abide by the cultural law that children are to take of their elders. American children white and black are typically out for self.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Damn shame...wasn't he selling bootleg Fenty products a few months ago illegally???

  • Yardgirl

    True but I can only speak on my experience.

  • Yardgirl

    OK!! Missis, the struggle is real :-))

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    YES!!

  • Yup, I said it

    She probably had to file charges against him to clear herself of any type of fraud or legal problems that he gets her involved with. The charges is how she legally can clear herself and Roc Nation from any liability. He needs to stop.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep

  • MsPam

    I thought her relationship with her father was good?! Where have I been?!?????

  • Renee26

    Kick Rocks Deadbeat!!

  • WhoKnew

    Probably the same way Tamar Braxton used to pronounce her name as it was guv-a-ment issued and pronounced Tah Mar. But now that she think she luke-warm she calls herself Tay Mar.

  • WhoKnew

    Hmmm. I thought Rihanna and her deddy were close. Well, if they fell out and he has to peddle her name, she must've stopped sending those checks and he just trynna get some pennies.

  • MJF

    right. Also to be honest I never get why people sue those who do not have money. it's a time consuming and very expensive process.

  • Gloria

    I see this in black American families all the time. The moment “you on” or get some type of success, you are the go to person for the family and they feed off your success. Same with Hispanics or any marginalized group really.

  • NewNew

    Sometimes people will only respond if the law is involved. I'm sure she's told him fittyleven times to cut the ?hi? so now the lawyers will tell him.

  • HotInCleveland

    “It be your own people!”

  • Whirl

    I remember watching my father beat my mother black and blue in a bathtub when I was a child. She was high yellow but her face was literally black and blue. She’s not the first to have had an ain’t shat dad.

  • Whirl

    Let me tell you- when it comes to family there is nothing wrong with loving the out of order ones from a distance and putting in place boundaries.

  • free

    her pappy can't use his own name lol.

  • dru and neil

    People try so hard to give their toxic family member a chance to do better, but sometimes they never do. I’ve been there. Sometimes you got to cut folks off. Her father is an addict and this isn’t the first time I’ve read about him being a total embarrassment as a father to her.

  • free

    no you are not the only one. they whitney and robyn 2.0.

  • dru and neil

    I’ve read she’s tried to make amends with him, but his substance abuse has gotten in the way.

  • dru and neil

    I think that was an uncle...equally sh*tty though.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Get him Rhi! Her pops clearly don't plan on getting on the good foot and doing right by his daughter. So sad!

  • dru and neil

    He shouldn’t be pretending to represent her professionally.

  • Guest

    If the only reason you have children is so they can take care of you then something is seriously wrong with your thinking. It's honorable to take care of your parents when they get older. However, you are not entitled to their level of wealth or sucess. Periodt

  • stav

    The last paragraph was completely unnecessary!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Thank You!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    It's almost always the no good daddy trying to get his side hustle off his famous kid. I believe Whitney & Fantasia had similar problems with their fathers as well.

  • Guest

    Chile....

  • Ni Ni

    I'm learning to do just that

  • jujumanji

    The irony. He cant use HIS NAME Fenty that he gave her as his child..go head Rhi I'd do the same to my dead beat dad too.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    It’s Sandra. That’s what she does. You shouldn’t be surprised.

  • SweetTEE

    Family will do you worst than any stranger ever will.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Listen, family is just a word.

  • Whirl

    Say dat!

  • Yup, I said it

    He can use Ronald Fenty all day long. Just can use Rhianna Fenty because that name belongs to her.

  • Yardgirl

    My BF's sister falls into that category. Her son went to Ivy League, got the six figure job and for a while she led him by the nose. He recently married and his wife is not having it. For Christmas she told him what she wanted and because he did not buy the exact brand she threw a fit!! He and the wife were planning on visiting her as a surprise but they canceled the trip and now they are not speaking. Over some stupid shyte that she can buy herself because she too makes six figures. Le sigh.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    Smh

  • Shawty

    Fortunately for me my parents didn't do stuff like that either but I have heard of it being done.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ???????????????

  • Cannelle

    I agree, because none of us asked to be born. But also, because people have their own (minor) children to care for, and they should come before any adult unless a disabled spouse. I know some cultures do it, but this day in age, you'd be broke down working 8 jobs to take care of that many people.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Please do???

  • Cannelle

    Good for the wife. I'm a wife too and don't play that -ish. That's my man, not hers, lmao.

  • Cannelle

    FIST BROWN.

  • Cannelle

    Didn't she already buy this knee-grow a mansion...?
    Some people are just so damned entitled.

  • Dun Dilly

    But wait.. he had the FENTY last name first, tho.

  • Dun Dilly

    Sandra goes petty...I hate to laugh..but I do.

  • stav

    I know!

  • Nik

    That one took me straight outta here.?

  • Cannelle

    ...and me too.

  • SunSoy

    You cannot dictate what someone else chooses to do with their wealth or success.Do what is best for you. Stay out of other people's pockets you do not know. Not everyone has to believe or think the same way you do when it comes to family.

  • Neva RuthLess

    This isn’t about feelings. It’s about law and business. She branded Fenty, he did not. I’m convinced her father hates her. Always humiliating her and disrespecting her in public. He’s an alcoholic and crack addict. She should permanently pay him dust.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!!

  • Solstice

    Chile!!!! This!! It be your own family sometimes ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Meghan Markle & her dad situation 2.0.

  • Solstice

    That is so wrong. Kids credit screwed up and not because of their own doing. I didn’t play about mine. I made sure they didn’t have those problems! ?

  • Mister Fantastic

    Family ain't ish...

  • Lady_Elle

    Good for you Rih-Rih!
    Ugh... her bio-dad crossed a line!

  • Guest

    I said what I said! Troll!

  • Guest

    One way to stop it is to not name your kid after the parent. Worst mistake I had ever made. Making them a junior. Regrets.

  • Solstice

    My son is a Junior too. But I threatened his life if he tried that isht. And my crazy is certified LOL!!! He’s 20 now and hasn’t had any problems but yes, it’s a lesson learned. My uncle was a Junior and he had the same problems ?????

  • SweetTEE

    In my case, it's always the family. I deal w/ 3 cousins. The rest can kick rocks..tuh

  • Yup, I said it

    I sure some white man had the name Fenty first and gave it to him. He is using it as a link to Rihanna. Thats what makes it illegal. Children arent the parents property, that's what the 13th amendment is all about.

  • tintin

    My jamaican mama acts like we should pay her for birthing us
    She wants us to cover all her bills even though we all married or have man and kids.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    The same DNA doesn't bind U spiritually.
    U feel devastated when family does U in.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Best thing that ever happened to me.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    So so sorry, Whirl.

  • DeeFromLA

    Her daddy ain't shit, but more importantly I need to know who her shades are made by.

  • WhooCares

    Dead@missis

  • Yardgirl

    Lord god, she one of those huh. Poor you sis. Hush ya, don't pay her no mind. Give what you can, if you can and keep it moving. Big sigh.

  • Yardgirl

    ?????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Good. Teach him a lesson.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    I came to lauggh & Thank the person who slapped all that makeup off her face &checked the photoshoppers. Thanks!

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    She reminds me of Nippy at time and I remember Nip went through a lawsuit too.

  • Whirl

    Whelp you know how life goes. She was a good woman and mother. Pretty sure it helped mold me into the person I am today in terms of being hyper sensitive to the plight of others. At times I have to consciously break away from that.

  • Jussjess25

    Wow why are these parents so dam desperate.. like why not just maximize your own talents aa being her father. Do you own bookings or somthing figure it out. Smh these parents are so dam desperate

  • Deetruth

    She’s the new Whitney. Chris is Bobby .

  • Yup, I said it

    That was a mouthful of truth. People shouldn't use kids as an excuse to stay in an abusive situation. The abuse is usually more damaging than being raised in a single parent household especially when the children are being abused too.

  • missmiami305

    Omg Rih is just 30yrs old lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep hear about it too .... thank God we don't operate like that smh

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You're so right! You may forgive or move on but you NEVER get over seeing someone mistreat your mother. Ever.
    Glad that you're working it out...checking yourself to keep a healthy balance.

  • ShWa

    He should have had a discussion with her first.

  • Whirl

    Again I appreciate that. I was very fortunate to have the best of the best when it comes to mothers at least in my eyes. The good news is the stigma that was once associated with getting help has started to loosen in the black community. That’s allowed me to get the help I needed without carrying the load of shame that use to come along with getting help. I’m quick to tell people I get help with no shame because you right- you never really get over it. Too many screws got loose at a young age and once the nervous system is impacted...it’s just one of those things that some of us have to contend with for who who knows how long. Despite it all I’m a pretty optimistic person though. Life comes at ya hard and ya take it as it comes.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "I get help with no shame " You better believe it. The important lesson you take from it is that YOU don't have to live that way. Having Peace is one of the best gifts in the world.

  • Whirl

    ...and you betta know this gurllllll. Lol. You are on point!

  • Guess Who

    His eyes scare the shit out of me.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol

  • Kayke

    Allegedly they’re prototypes for her brand of eyewear

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    There is always that one family member.....