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Oh, Na-Na, What’s Her Name: Rihanna Sues Her Father Over Unauthorized Solicitation

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Rihanna is poppin’. With Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty thriving, as well as the high anticipation for new music, everyone wants a piece of Ms. Robyn Fenty. However, one such person is allegedly doing so through illegal means. And it’s her own father.

According to TMZ, Ronald Fenty apparently implemented a talent development company named Fenty Entertainment in 2017. However, Rih claims her dad is attempting to profit from her name. Additionally, the Anti singer previously trademarked her surname for business venture purposes.

Filed on January 15, the lawsuit claims Fenty and his partner Moses Joktan Perkins “have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to third parties and the public that their company, Fenty Entertainment, LLC, is affiliated with Rihanna, and has the authority to act on her behalf.”

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The claims include false advertising, false light publicity and false designation of origin, among others, requesting an injunction on the name as well as seeking damages. One specific claim involves allegedly using Rih’s name to book shows in Latin America on her behalf, yet without her expressed authorization.

Per Pitchfork, the suit reads, Fenty and Perkins “have used these lies in a fraudulent effort to solicit millions of dollars from unsuspecting third parties in exchange for the false promise that they were authorized to act on Rihanna’s behalf, and/or that Rihanna would perform at various locations throughout the world.”

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Rih’s legal team also claims Fenty and Perkins have ignored their cease and desist orders.

We have reached out to Rihanna’s legal team for comment and will update as additional details arise.