The past few weeks, rumor has it that R&B star Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown are officially back together and have been seen getting super close (and kissing) in New York City—not long after Brown broke up with his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran (because he didn't want his friendship with Rihanna to hurt her.) So now, it's time for Papa Bear's weigh in. Surely, this is not what Rihanna's dad Ronald Fenty wants for his little girl—to be in the arms of the man who once beat her. Well, think again.
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A super guy? He beat your daughter! Also, at 23, you may not always know what is best for you (which I can say, because I'm the ripe age of 23). Sure, you're well aware of what you want, but sometimes what you want is not always what's best in the long run. And it's your parents' job—to some degree—to help steer you in the right direction with gentle nods of encouragement or, I don't know, something little called communication.
However, Fenty's mind has been swayed for many years, as he admits to liking Chris Brown before he and Rihanna were even together.
"The family loved Chris Brown before they even met him," he said "I always thought he was extremely talented. He always gave me great respect."
Chris Brown has great respect for you, and he's shown you that by...beating your daughter?! I am all for forgiveness and I'm all for second chances. But we are talking about assault here. This isn't an act of indiscretion—which, don't get me wrong, is still horrible in itself and sometimes all together unforgiveable—this was a full fledged, multiple punches to the face, all-out loss of control on the woman he supposedly loves. And Rihanna's father can still manage to give his blessing? Either he's extremely forgiving or absolutely crazy.
All I know is that my dad wouldn't be so trusting of a guy who made me cry, let alone beat me up. But hey, I guess he's just being overprotective.
What do you think? Should Rihanna's dad support her in her decision to give Chris Brown another chance?
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