As a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis, Dennis Graham stayed to true to the phrase "Papa was a rolling stone.” Drake admitted as much on "Look What You've Done," stating that his father’s absence took a toll. Drizzy has since forgiven Mr. Graham for their broken past and even credits his pops for his own singing and rapping skills.
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Revealing that his dad left when he was 6 years old, Frank took his frustrations to Twitter after finding out that his father was looking to sue him for a million dollars. No word on whether Frank reached out to his pops for any sort of reconciliation, but for now we know for sure that Frank’s dad has been thinkin’ about him.
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Dirty laundry is imminent between Kelly and her father Christopher Lovett. At the age of 7, Rowland and her mom left Lovett after of suffering under his alcohol and verbal abuse. Although her dad spoke out about reaching out to his daughter in an interview with The Sun, it appears that he’ll have to wait on Rowland’s dime as she says she eventually wants to mend the relationship with her father, but only when she’s ready to do it.
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The U.K. star's relationship with her father Mark Evans is deeper than rap. Evans has asked for forgiveness for walking out of Adele’s life, but the singer is not trying to hear it. The singer stopped talking to him years ago after he gave an interview about their past according to The Daily Mail, and allegedly said she would spit in his face if she saw him again. Sheesh!
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After his father Joe Odom attributed Lamar’s use of drugs to the Kardashians in an interview, the Clippers star blasted him on Twitter, writing: "I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s**t. He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons." Since the witter slashing, the two are now working on their relationship.
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Despite Miley’s ultimatums on Twitter with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, including public tweets to Cyrus when a rift occurred between him and her mother, Mr. Cyrus maintains that the relationship between him and his daughter is the best it’s ever been and he’s proud of his baby girl. “She’s a very smart young lady,” Cyrus told Access Hollywood in reference to her twerked out MTV VMA performance.
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While Rihanna was upset at her father for soliciting the press for money—revealing in a 2011 interview with Vogue that her father Ronald Fenty exposed her dirty laundry to the tabloids and gave them the rights to some of her childhood photos—Rih Rih and Ronald’s relationship is all good. Although Fenty maintains his stature in the press still, telling The Sun that he wants his daughter and Chris Brown back together, the two still check in with each other on special holidays and many occasions. “My main thing is that she’s happy,” says Mr. Fenty.
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Citing that she and her dad “needed boundaries,” after a successful business relationship, Beyonce severed ties with her pops/manager Mathew Knowles in 2011. Rumors circulated that their relationship ended due to Knowles having a child out of wedlock, but his relationship with Beyonce appears to be in good spirits. He was last seen in her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream holding Blue Ivy.
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A moment of clarity was never apparent between Hov and his father Adnes Reeves. In a 2011 GQ interview, Jay Z cited Reeves’ alcoholism and divorce from his mother as the result of a separation that spanned over 20 years. The two didn’t see each other until 2003. Although Jay forgave his father for his troubled vice, Reeves didn’t hold up his end of the bargain, which sadly led to his passing the same year.
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The TLC singer made an effort to start a new relationship with her father some 20 odd years ago on Sally, but she still struggles with mending the fences. Along with her brother Hassan, Chilli confronted their father on her reality show What Chilli Wants for disappearing in pivotal moments in their lives and skipping out on family functions.
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