RIHANNA is suing her father for allegedly exploiting her surname without her permission.
The 30-year-old singer – whose real name is Robyn Fenty – has filed a lawsuit against her dad Ronald Fenty after he set up a company called Fenty Entertainment and allegedly acted as her agent.
Rihanna uses the name on a range of Fenty Beauty products and has taken legal action against her father and another man named Moses Perkins.
In court documents obtained by The Blast, Rihanna accuses them of creating an entertainment company to act as her agents, although she says she has nothing to do with the company.
The documents add: “Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf.”
The Work hitmaker claims her father booked a $15 million tour in Latin America and two concerts at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for $400,000.
In both cases, Rihanna insists she has nothing to do with the bookings.
She also says that Ronald claimed he ran the business offers through Rihanna’s actual label, Roc Nation, but the singer argues no-one from the label was ever made aware of anything her father was doing.
The Umbrella singer claims to have sent several cease and desist letters to her father.
After he failed to stop, she filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Ronald and his business partner, as well as unspecified damages.
This is not the first time Ronald has tried to use the Fenty name, as in 2018 he tried to trademark the name for a line of boutique hotels.
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However, the paperwork was shot down by the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Ronald was a warehouse supervisor and is of Afro-Barbadian and Irish descent.
Her parents divorced when she was 14.