Rihanna may be on speaking terms with her father now, especially after hanging out with the whole family during the Holiday Season (2010) but that still doesnât mean she doesnât have some ill feelings towards him still. In a new interview with Vogue Magazine, which she covers, the Pop/R&B star says she felt betrayed by her Dad, Ronald Fenty, after his comments to the press following the 2009 incident with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown as well as some other incidents.
âIt really makes me question what I have become to my father. Like, what do I even mean to him? â¦..Itâs really strange,â Rihanna tells the magazine. âThatâs the only word I can think of to describe it, because you grow up with your father, you know him, you are a part of him, for goodnessâ sakes! And then he does something so bizarre that I canât begin to wrap my mind around it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind peopleâs backs and doing strange things, but you always think, Not my family. My father would never do that to me.â
Rihanna adds that her father didnât event contact her first before feeding made up stories to the press on her behalf. And that heâs deceived her several times to make a profit.
âThat was the first timeâ¦..My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies,â she says. âBecause he hadnât talked to me afterâ¦that whole thingâ¦. He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check. And now he does it again.â
On a lighter note, RiRi also tells the magazine that style came to her at an early age and that she always wanted to be different from others.
âWhen I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else,â she says. âSo I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls. And I got desperate for things that werenât available in Barbados. I would cut things out of magazines. I was obsessed with creating a visual with clothing, and the way things are combined.â
How does she think about fashion now? âItâs become more about taking a risk. When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something thatâs a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think thatâs the thrill in fashion.â
For the complete Rihanna cover story, pick up the April issue of Vogue.