Rihanna's father admits he "feels sorry" for his daughter's ex-lover Chris Brown despite his brutal attack on the pop star two years ago (09).
The Umbrella singer fell out with her father Ronald Fenty in 2009 after he spoke to the media on her behalf in the wake of her infamous fight with her then-boyfriend.
Fenty, who reconciled with Rihanna over the Christmas period (Dec10), has now risked his daughter's wrath again by admitting he is sympathetic towards the Kiss Kiss singer - because a "stupid mistake" has had a negative effect on his career.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "It was really tough seeing the pictures of her beaten up.
"But I have forgiven him. He has lost so much from one stupid mistake. So me making him feel even worse makes no sense. I feel sorry for him now."