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Rihanna and her father, Ronald Fenty, have had a pretty volatile relationship over the years, and he says that has a lot to do with his drinking habits. The 61-year-old was estranged from his daughter not too long ago because of a drinking problem, but was able to mend things with his pop star daughter, who sent him to a pricey rehab in Malibu last year after a run-in with the law. But Fenty is speaking out to the Daily Mail now to say that things between them aren’t in a good place yet again, and it’s because he relapsed at her successful Diamond Ball earlier this month. Things got so bad that he was asked to leave before his daughter even arrived.

In the chat with the Daily Mail, Fenty speaks on his struggles, his worry for his daughter due to his own habits and the people she has in her life, and he even spoke on the star’s much-rumored love life. Here are the quotes that stood out:

What Went Wrong At The Diamond Ball:

“I had Johnny Walker Black. I had two doubles man and tripped over a chair. I had been on the [red] carpet for the pictures, I meet a couple of famous people I knew, go and talked with them, and then somebody left a chair and I stepped back and fell over. I saw my ex (Monica) look up, and within a few minutes after the picture was taken, security came up and said ‘we’re taking you home.’ I said ‘but I haven’t seen my daughter yet’… and they said ‘don’t matter man.’ They said ‘please do not make a scene it will reflect on your daughter.'”

His Regrets Over Relapsing At Rihanna’s Charity Ball:

“I’m sad how it ended of course, I should have never taken that first drink or any drink for that matter. I wish I had seen her…She will probably hear how I was and how I had a few drinks, so I guess she would be angry with me. I think she is, I’m not sure, we haven’t spoken just yet.”

Why He Took That Drink After Being Clean:

“That day of the event I was really down. My other son and daughter in Barbados, Samantha and Jamie, were not invited and they were on my case about it and making me feel bad and guilty. Cousins and everybody on the other side was invited but why wasn’t Jamie and Samantha there? It wasn’t the first time either. I got really down and depressed and that was basically why I started drinking that day.”

His Experience In Rehab In Malibu:

“It was just the first three days (I didn’t like) other than that I was at a resort. I went to the classes and state my opinion, and people listen to me for some reason. Four of us used to hang out, one guy and the two actors, the rest of the people were kids.”

If He Thinks He’s An Alcoholic:

“Me, no, drunk and disorderly. I don’t see myself as an alcoholic, I don’t realize when I get that drunk. Call me a drunk or alcoholic in denial, whatever you want to call me but I have realized I could drink or not drink. I only start[ed] drinking, once I come back here in December. I feel bad because I let her down because she spend all that money putting me in rehab, [and] then find me drunk somewhere. It is not good. What can I say but I’m sorry. It’s me who f**ed up…I appreciate everything she has done for me so far and will continue to do for me. I have no other place to go but sober. Whenever I drink alcohol, especially in a public area, something goes wrong, I could have stayed home and got drunk in my bedroom and no one would have known, but I need to socialize, and I need to stop the alcohol period, period.”

His Worries For His Daughter:

“Of course there’s always a worry in the back of my head. There’s a worry in the back of my head with her friends, even some of her family. What’s the name of that place, that very expensive place, Harrods. We going in there and I just see her friends, stocking up on shoes like crazy. Parasites – whatever you want to call them – that need to go and have their own life.”

His Issue With Rihanna’s Best Friend, Melissa Forde:

“If it was me she would have to go, if I had anything to do with it she would have to go. She’s the one who goes shopping and everything. I think Melissa should be old enough to be able to stand on her own two feet, of course come and visit her like the rest of her friends, but she doesn’t need to be there all the time. Monica says ‘but she helps Robyn pack her bags,’ I said ‘Melissa don’t pack no bags sweetheart, I know that, so don’t give me that.’ I’ve been in the house. I said that’s a joke.”

Where He Says Things Stand With Rihanna And Her Ex, Chris Brown After Running Into Each Other At A Basketball Game Recently:

“At the basketball, they just said ‘hi and hello.’ When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, ‘dad you really taking pictures with he though?(sic).’

Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don’t work for everything, people don’t ask me if I could go back with Ms. Fenty. Chris is a player, he ain’t ready for no one women[sic] yet, he ain’t ready. He’s a party guy.”

You can check out Fenty’s full interview over at the Daily Mail. I’m sure that after his behavior at the ball, Ri Ri definitely won’t appreciate him yapping to the press, but hey, this wouldn’t be the first time…

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