It’s Drake’s birthday on Thursday and the singer is turning 33 and if you watched Degrassi: The Next Generation and loved him as Jimmy Brooks, you may be feeling a little old right now. But earlier this week, while still 32, Drake celebrated his big day early with several of his close pals, and a surprise guest—Rihanna.
Drake and his crew were partying at Poppy nightclub in Los Angeles when RiRi showed up. “Rihanna made an appearance and stayed for several hours,” a source told E! News. “She was with two girlfriends and was escorted to Drake’s table by security. Her and Drake were talking for a while and were smiling and laughing. It seemed like a very pleasant interaction and they looked like they were having fun together as friends.”
The insider continued: “Rihanna was dancing to the music and bobbing her head and seemed to be in a good mood. The whole vibe was very chill. Drake had a huge smile on his face and looked excited to see Rihanna when she arrived.” Note how the insider stressed the chill vibes of the night and the two were together simply “as friends” so as not to suggest there’s anything more between the two singers.
Drake and Rihanna have a long, complicated, mysterious history. Remember that time when they got matching tattoos and posed in front of the CN Tower? We do. So the fact that the two are on good terms isn’t that surprising. We’d hope that getting matching ink with someone would mean you’d at least get an invite to the other person’s birthday party.
But don’t get your hopes up for a romantic reunion. Rihanna has been in a relationship with Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel for the last two years. In an interview with Vogue, the singer revealed that she eventually wanted kids, and that she was in an “exclusive relationship.”
All that being said, if they still remain this friendly, we wouldn’t mind if the two singers collaborated once again because we can only listen to “Take Care,” “Too Good,” “Work” and “What’s My Name?” on repeat so many times. Come on, Aubrey and Robyn, do your fans—and yourselves—a solid and get back to work, work, work, work, work, work. Together.