Drake spotters caught more than a glimpse of Rihanna over the weekend. The two were basically inseparable after the VMAs, rekindling our hopes that our fav (rumoured) celeb relationship is back on, baby!
It all started at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night where Drake (tuxedo clad and looking smarmy and smart as usual) presented Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, and four minutes of from-the-heart, Drizzy-style adulation and praise. Seriously, it sounded like he was reciting his wedding vows. But Rihanna ate it up—her face was all lovely and appreciative.
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
Damn if our boy doesn’t know how to say just the right thing to say at just the right time.
After the four minute love confession/congratulation speech, the two had a bizarre moment on stage as Drake went in for a kiss, got the cheek, and proceeded to execute a strange, whisper-in-your-neck, bro-down-type hug. Awkward, definitely, but it didn’t stop the pair from wanting to spend some major time together afterward.
According to People.com, the couple headed out for a late dinner at Carbone after the awards, and then to the New York club Up & Down for a celebration in Rihanna’s honour.
“They walked in a little after three a.m.,” People’s source says. “Rihanna had a section by the deejay that was dedicated to her, and Drake had one for him, but when they got in they chose to go into his section which was all the way in the back and much more private. They never left each other’s side. He was literally shadowing her every movement and was just so affectionate and adoring the entire night.”
The next day, as reported by Hollywoodlife.com, they headed to Nobu for dinner. What they did in between the club the night before and dinner on Monday, we hardly need to speculate. But we will.
Dancing? Working? Other…?
This all seems to suggest that Drake and Rihanna are more than friends. It’s not just us, is it?
We mean, how could it not be? There was the billboard that Drake bought for Riri a day before the VMAs. Have you ever had a billboard bought for you out of love? Didn’t think so.
And just yesterday, Drake posted this blurry pic of the duo hanging out in The 6ix, somewhere below the CN Tower. It was probably captured at another time, as both stars were supposedly still in NYC. “This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us!” Drake writes. “You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. Tonight we celebrate you! @badgalriri.” So much love for his girl… who is a friend.
C’mon guys, just hold the freakin’ press conference already and make this thing offish! Drake, when you gonna make like Jay-Z and put a ring on it? Because it’s clear you like it.
It’s been a long, drawn-out ‘will they/won’t they’ game with these two as they, in our opinion, skirt the inevitable. We’re putting these recent events into the ‘they will’ column, because the world already knows that these two belong together.