RiRi has spoken before about the terrible things her dad Ronald Fenty did when she was a kid.
The singer saw him smoking crack and witnessed first hand the abuse he gave when he came home drunk.
But the S&M singer has now chosen to forgive his actions – although she isn’t making any excuse for his behavior.
“I actually feel really bad for my father,” Rihanna explained to Rolling Stone. “He was abused too – he got beat up by his stepdad when he was young.
“He has resentment toward women, because he felt like his mom never protected him, and unfortunately, my mother was the victim of that. I’m not giving him excuses. Right is right and wrong is wrong.
“I still blame him. But I understand the source,” RiRi added.