Rihanna and Drake are officially over personally and professionally.
The low-key couple called it quits years ago, and the rapper’s public profession of his love may have planted the seeds for their split. As fans will undoubtedly remember, Drake presented the “Wild Thoughts” singer with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs. At the time, he announced he had been in love with her since he was 22 years old and when he went in for a kiss, she swerved.
Looking back on the moment now, Rihanna says in the June issue of Vogue, “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.
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.” Asked about the current state of their relationship, Rihanna tells the magazine, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”