“Damn Rihanna did a Drake lyric about Drake.”
The year was 2016, the sun was shining, birds were chirping, and Rihanna and Drake were FINALLY maybe in love after he professed his love for her while giving her an award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Who could forget this moment?????
Drake made the declaration of love while presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement.
He also famously took a billboard out before the ceremony to congratulate her.
(She also talks about many other things that, like the fact that she is a MOGUL, are way more important. So read the whole thing!)
Rihanna winces slightly at the mention of the rapper’s name before her eyes glaze over with cool indifference.
“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,” she says. “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.”
When I ask about the current state of their friendship, her attitude is sanguine. “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”