Rihanna, 24, has dropped a few pounds recently and her father, Ronald Fenty, credits himself for her new look. He told Heat magazine that when he saw his famous daughter last August he told her she’d gained weight: “I actually thought she was a little fat the last time I saw her. But when I saw her at this year’s Grammys, I thought she was back to her normal size. I used to joke with her, ‘Robyn [Rihanna’s real name], you’re getting too fat.’ But I think she’s fine. I think she looked excellent, as everyone saw, at the Grammys. She’s dieting, she’s working out.” Ronald also spoke out about the fact that Rihanna may be seeing abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, despite his brutal assault on her in 2009, saying, “Chris is a nice guy and everybody’s entitled to make mistakes in their life — God knows how many I’ve made. She’s her own woman now.” Rihanna makes her big screen debut in Battleship, opening May 18.