UPDATE: Tonight, Drake presented RiRi with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs tonight and Drake revealed he’s been in love with Rihanna for many years. The two kissed and hugged before Rihanna accepted the award and it was clear that the two of them share affection for each other.
What’s going on with Rihanna and Drake? Are they dating? For years the two artists have answered rumors about each other, Drake has been vocal about his attraction to RiRi and we have seen the two show sexual chemistry on stage. The paparazzi has photographed them out together and recently, Drake congratulated Rihanna on her VMA 2016 Video Vanguard Award with a giant billboard (pictured below). And, according to Page Six, Drake will attend the VMAs on Rihanna’s big night.
Another recent sign that the couple is together is in the below video, which was recently posted by a fan. RiRi and Drake are performing their recent duet single “Too Good” together and are very affectionate on stage.
Other songs that Drake and RiRi have collaborated on include “What’s My Name”, “Take Care” and “Work.”
Drake and Rihanna’s romance has spanned across many years. In 2010, Drake answered a question from XXL, asking him about when people “thought [he] was dating Rihanna.” His answer was that fact was “semi-true.” And, in May 2009, Capital Xtra reports that Rihanna and Drake were rumored to have hooked up at Lucky Strike bowling alley in New York. And, Drake is said to have rapped about it in his song “Fireworks.” Drake also rapped about Rihanna in the song “Made Men,” saying:
One of my baddest women ever, I call her Rihanna / But that’s cause her name is Rihanna.
Several times, Drake has talked about his love for Rihanna, from radio interviews to The Ellen Degeneres Show.
So, are the two dating? An insider told E! News last month that:
He still loves her and never stopped. Rihanna is the one that’s been not wanting to settle down in the past. They are having fun spending time with each other. Their music together got them close again.
For more information on the couple, check out their best photos together below:
Drake presents Rihanna with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 VMAs after giving her a kiss on the lips and telling the audience he's been in love with her for years. He also said he looks up to her even though she's younger than he is and he called her his best friend. (Getty)