On what happened during the Diamond Ball
I had Johnny Walker Black. I had two doubles man and tripped over a chair. I had been on the [red] carpet for the pictures, I meet a couple of famous people I knew go and talked with them, and then somebody left a chair and I stepped back and fell over, I saw my ex (Monica) look up, and within a few minutes after the picture was taken, security came up and said ‘We’re taking you home.’ I said, ‘But I haven’t seen my daughter yet,’… and they said ‘Don’t matter man.’ They said, ‘Please do not make a scene it will reflect on your daughter.’ When I got back I picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker Black, had a couple and went to sleep.
I’m sad how it ended of course, I should have never taken that first drink or any drink for that matter. I wish I had seen her of course.She will probably hear how I was and how I had a few drinks, so I guess she would be angry with me. I think she is, I’m not sure, we haven’t spoken just yet.
On why he decided to relapse and drink
That day of the event I was really down. My other son and daughter in Barbados, Samantha and Jamie, were not invited and they were on my case about it and making me feel bad and guilty. Cousins and everybody on the other side was invited but why wasn’t Jamie and Samantha there? It wasn’t the first time either. I got really down and depressed and that was basically why I started drinking that day.
On his 30-day stay at Summit Rehab in Malibu
It was just the first three days (I didn’t like) other than that I was at a resort. I went to the classes and state my opinion, and people listen to me for some reason. Four of us used to hang out, one guy and the two actors, the rest of the people were kids. It was an experience, I ended up meeting some very good people there and we share a friendship up to this day.
It was a good thing and I was off the alcohol for a long time. She came to visit and we talked. She asked me if it was hard. She was happy to see me, said she was very proud of me at the time. She sent bags of stuff for me, tracksuits, warm jackets and shampoo, an extra pair of shoes and slippers – some nice stuff.’
I don’t see myself as an alcoholic, I don’t realize when I get that drunk. Call me a drunk or alcoholic in denial, whatever you want to call me but I have realized I could drink or not drink.I only start[ed] drinking, once I come back here in December.I feel bad because I let her down because she spend all that money putting me in rehab, [and] then find me drunk somewhere. It is not good.What can I say but I’m sorry. It’s me who f–ed up.
On if he worries that Rihanna may take after his bad habits
“Of course there’s always a worry in the back of my head. There’s a worry in the back of my head with her friends, even some of her family.[…]What’s the name of that place, that very expensive place, Harrods [in London]. We going in there and I just see her friends, stocking up on shoes like crazy. Parasites – whatever you want to call them – that need to go and have their own life.
On why he doesn’t like Rihanna’s bestie Melissa Forde
If it was me she would have to go, if I had anything to do with it she would have to go. She’s the one who goes shopping and everything. I think Melissa should be old enough to be able to stand on her own two feet, of course come and visit her like the rest of her friends but she doesn’t need to be there all the time. Monica (Rihanna’s mother) says, ‘But she helps Robyn pack her bags,’ I said, ‘Melissa don’t pack no bags sweetheart, I know that, so don’t give me that. I’ve been in the house. I said that’s a joke.
Ronald also revealed that despite some recent rumors that suggested Rihanna is pregnant, she’s definitely not with child and she’s still very single:
She says, ‘Dad can you believe I don’t have a man?’ A beautiful woman like that don’t have a man, no I don’t believe it. She needs to find the right man who’s compatible. She may be looking in the wrong direction, they don’t have to be in the entertainment business but that’s the people she’s meeting.
No she’s not pregnant, but I want someone to start giving me grandchildren! Of course I want to be a grandfather. All my friends in their late 40s and 50s have got grandchildren, why not me? She tell me she’s waiting on her sister Samantha. She’s 32 and married but has not had children yet.