Drake Told the World He’s in Love With Rihanna Last Night
We all know that Rihanna and Drake’s love story is written in the stars and totally meant to be, and last night, Drizzy basically confirmed it on live TV like the hopeless romantic he is.
After Rihanna wrapped up her fourth performance of the night, Drake surprised us all by walking up to the stage in a tux to present Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Earlier that night he missed out on accepting an award for “Hotline Bling” because he was “stuck in traffic,” and he was apparently still stuck when Rihanna performed “Work,” so it felt extra heartwarming to see him show up for Rihanna in her big moment.
Then again, of course he did. He had a really adorable speech planned out. He couldn’t let that shit go to waste.
“The first time I met Robyn Fenty was 2005,” Drake began, as millions of viewers’ ice-cold, savage hearts began melting. “She was shooting a music video at a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto called ‘Pon De Replay’ and the director of the video was Lil X. I was introduced I was introduced to her as a kid who played background music at a a restaurant as people ate pasta.”
Then, for his finale, Drake brought out the big guns: he told us he’s in love with Rihanna.
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” Drake confessed. “She’s one of my best friends in the whole world. All my adult life I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry.”
And then, came the awkward moment where it looked like he was going in for a kiss on the lips, but Rihanna turned her head and suddenly he was kissing her neck instead.
Earlier in the night, Rihanna kicked off the VMAs with her first of four performances. Clad in a throwback Rihanna ponytail, a Hood by Air shirt, and a pair of fuzzy thigh-high boots, Riri started things off with a medley of throwback hits like “We Found Love” and “Only Girl in the World.”
Next, she went full-out dancehall on our asses with an impressive amount of backup dancers twerking in the background and drinking out of Solo cups.
She performed “Rude Boy,” “Work,” and “What’s My Name,” while wearing a furry bra, a do-rag, silk pants, and olive fishnets.
Drake really missed out on being a part of this.
For her third performance, Rihanna brought out the bad bitch anthems.
Clad in a fur stole, a black onesie and a mullet, Rihanna worked her way through “Needed Me,” “Pour It Up,” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
And for her last performance of the night, Rihanna belted out her ballads “Stay,” “Diamonds,” and “Love on the Brain” while looking classy as fuck in a poofy gown.
While it’s anybody’s guess what, if any, effect Drake’s profession of love will have on his relationship status, we do know that whether it was the rush of adrenaline or just too much fabric, Drake tripped over Rihanna’s dress backstage.
Drake, it’s things like this that make Rihanna hesitant to come right out and say she loves you too, bb.
If Rihanna can walk in that dress without tripping, then you need to figure out a way to do the same.
Still, they’re so cute together and last night was definitely a victory for every fan who’s invested way too much in their will-they-or-won’t-they love affair.