Rihanna and Drake are the world’s favourite almost-couple. Whether you want them to be together or not, the world is obsessed with whether these two were ever a real thing or not. From the outside looking in, it looks like a casual romance fizzled out, where one cough DRAKE cough was far more into it than the other.
This was illustrated perfectly at the VMA’S in 2016 when Drake professed his undying love for Riri while presenting her with the Michael Jackson Vanguard award. Not only did compliment her music, fashion, and personality, he also told the crowd ‘she’s someone I’ve been in love since I was 22-years old’.
While she seemed to take his three-minute stream of compliments/stealing of the limelight in her stride, it turns out she was actually extremely uncomfortable for the entire speech. Speaking to Vogue, she said:
‘The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal. Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.’
According to the magazine, she winced upon hearing his name, and went on to confirm that the two aren’t actually friends anymore. She continued, ‘we don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.’
While Aubrih (their relationship name combining Rihanna with Drakes given name Aubrey) fans have exclaimed their disappointment online, the majority of people aren’t surprised at the pairs failed friendship. In fact, many have called out Drake’s actions and highlighted how different it would be if their genders were reversed.
Considering there have been rumours that Rihanna’s has been dating Hassan Jameel, a hugely successful businessman from one of the wealthiest families in the world, for over a year, it’s not surprising that the pair have lost touch.
However, the revelation doesn’t serve the music industry well, since the all of the duos collaborations, including ‘What’s My Name?’, ‘Too Good’ and ‘Work’, smash the charts upon every release.
So, could they reunite? Has Drake already left her 80 voicemails wondering where they are right now? Has Riri sent the ‘deleted this number sorry who is this?’ get the hint text? WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Alas, we’ll have to wait for Drake’s next album for any more information, Lord knows he’ll lay it all out on the table from his perspective. Until then, we’ll be applying our Fenty Body Lava and replying ‘it is what it is’ to all of our Drake-style ‘friends’...
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Rihanna Style - Best Dresses & Outfits
Rihanna wearing Balmain in Los Angeles - 19 June 2014
Rihanna in New York, August 2014
Rihanna in helmut Lang, New York - 18 August 2014
Rihanna in Alexander Haider Ackermann and Balenciaga, New York - 20 August 2014
Rihanna at a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 15, 2014
Melissa Forde and Rihanna attend an NBA playoff game between Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 9, 2014
Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in New York City
Rihanna attends the 2014 'Met Ball' on May 5th
Rihanna is seen at the after-party for The Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 5, 2014 in New York
Rihanna in the audience at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1, 2014 in LA
Rihanna attends Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown on April 28, 2014 in New York
Rihanna at the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets playoff game on April 25, 2014 in New York
Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards LA Live on April 13, 2014
Rihanna at Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Los Angeles Clippers on April 9, 2014 in LA
Rihanna attends the Miu Miu show on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France wearing a Prada coat
Rihanna attends the Chanel show on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France dressed in Chanel
Rihanna attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France
Rihanna attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
Rihanna poses in the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Rihanna in Alexander Wang out and about in London - 11 September 2013
Rihanna at Opening Ceremony at New York Fashion Week - September 2013
Rihanna at Alexander Wang after party at New York Fashion Week - September 2013
Rihanna in Balmain at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards after party - 25 August 2013
Rihanna at 'Lyon' restaurant, West Village, New York - 12 August 2013
Rihanna out and about in London - 20 July 2013
Rihanna in London - 18 July 2013
Rihanna in Rag & Bone out and about in Manchester - 16 July 2013
Rihanna in visor by Fleet Ilya out and about in London - 15 July 2013
Rihanna in Gareth Pugh out and about in London - 14 July 2013
Rihanna in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci menswear and Versace shoes in Monaco - 13 July 2013
Rihanna in KTZ in Denmark - 6 July 2013
Rihanna in Tom Ford AW13 boots arriving in Poland - 6 July 2013
Rihanna at Chanel show, Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013, Paris Fashion Week - 2 July 2013
Rihanna out and about, London, Britain - 20 June 2013
Oiut and about in New York - 17 July 2015 [Rex]
Wearing Marni dress and Chanel loafers out and about in New York - 13 July 2015 [Rex]
At the Dior Autumn/ Winter photocall in Tokyo - 16 June 2015 [Rex]
Out and about in New York - 1 June 2015 [Rex]
At the Met Gala wearing Guo Pei - 4 May 2015 [Rex]
At the Jimmy Kimmel Live show wearing Moschino - 1 April 2015 [Rex]
At the Home premiere wearing Dior - 22 March 2015 [Rex]
At the Good Morning America show wearing Pascal Millet - 13 March 2015 [Rex]
At the Fendi fashion store opening in New York - 13 February 2015 [Rex]
At the Grammy Awards wearing Giambattista Valli - 8 February 2015 [Rex]
Out and about in New York - 23 December 2014 [Rex]
At the Diamond Ball wearing Zac Posen - 11 December 2014 [Rex]
At the British Fashion Awards wearing Stella McCartney - 1 December 2014 [Rex]
At the It's Not Over premiere wearing Altuzarra - 18 November 2014 [Rex]
At the amfAR Inspiration Gala wearing Tom Ford - 29 October 2014 [Rex]
At the Edun show at New York Fashion Week - 7 September 2014 [Rex]
Out and about in New York wearing Alexander Wang for H&M - 7 September 2014 [Rex]
Out and about in New York wearing Adam Selman - 5 September 2014 [Rex]