Rihanna, who was conspicuously absent at the 2014 BET Awards, which was just across town, met her dad for a low-key dinner at Giorgio Baldi’s restaurant. She easily stood out for her bright green jacket with Mexico’s team logo on the chest over a black maxi dress. The “Diamonds” singer also sported her signature red lip, but was clearly eyeing for a relaxed evening as she wore her hair tied up away from her face and wore comfy black sandals and a brown designer handbag.
The British tabloid said it was a delight to witness Rihanna reconnect with her dad, whom she was formerly estranged to due to the latter’s drug and alcohol addiction. Ronald Fenty, who was dressed down for the occasion in grey jeans and a black polo shirt, gave his famous daughter an affectionate hug, of which paparazzi noted that she had passionately returned.
In an earlier interview with the Daily Mail, Rihanna said that she was glad about her father’s recovery from drugs. She said, “It’s fair to say I had a few humps and bumps along the way while growing up. But I think every child growing up goes through some sort of upheaval and perhaps mine was a bit worse. At the end of the day, I don’t think about it any more and it doesn’t make me angry.”