Nobody wins when the family feuds, a lesson Rihanna’s father could learn a thing or two about. Thanks to shady behavior on Ronald Fenty’s part, the Bajan Boss has been forced to take the unsavory step of suing her own father to stop him from leveraging their shared last name.
While Rihanna the performer is referred to by her first name only, Robyn Rihanna Fenty the person incorporated Fenty Corp. in 2014 and has used her surname as part of her brand efforts including Fenty by Puma, Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty. Just yesterday, she also teased a pair of Fenty sunglasses.
In 2017, Rihanna’s father launched Fenty Entertainment, which Rihanna’s squad of lawyers is suing for misrepresenting the company’s association with Rihanna.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Fenty and a business partner falsely advertised themselves as Rihanna’s representatives to solicit millions of dollars for concerts, including 15 shows in Latin America in December 2017 for $15 million, all booked without her authorization.
In addition to the concerts, Fenty also attempted to leverage the name to bring in investors on a hotel chain.
Rihanna initially attempted to keep it in the family by sending cease and desist letters, all of which were ignored by her dear old dad.