Rihanna has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with her father after filing a lawsuit accusing him of illegally using her name for his own profit.
Radar reports that the nine-time Grammy winner dropped the lawsuit against Ronald Fenty before they were due to go to trial on September 22.
In 2019, RiRi sued her father and his company, Fenty Entertainment. Court documents state, “Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf.”
Rihanna said that her dad, who is not her agent, booked a $15 million overseas tour without her approval. She also claims that he attempted to trademark the phrase “Fenty” to open a chain of hotels.
Now the “Umbrella” singer is focused on hosting an after party for the Met Ball Gala on Monday in New York City. She will also present her annual Savage X Fenty fashion show on September 24. It will stream in over 240 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video, and will “combine fashion, dance, music, and iconic architecture.” Last year’s presentation at the Los Angeles Convention Center featured appearances by Normani, Roddy Ricch, Miguel, Ella Mai and Mustard.
Last month, Forbes declared Rihanna’s fashion/music empire is now worth $1.7 billion, making her the wealthiest female musician in the world, and second to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.
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