While we’ll never forget the rapper’s swoon-worthy profession of love for his on-again, off-again leading lady at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, we’re taking a look back at the pair’s history in an attempt to decode their relationship status, which may be difficult considering Drake and Rihanna’s years-long past – filled with breakup and reconciliation rumors that have left our hearts emotionally wounded. After wrapping filming on Rihanna’s sexy music video, Drake appeared alongside the singer on tour, often recreating their sultry moves for concertgoers.
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February 2011: Following Ri Ri's split from baseball star Matt Kemp, Drake and Rihanna's steamy performance of "What's My Name? This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us!
You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. @badgalriri A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on that the two are "fully dating …
And it's also because of you that I was able to pull off a night like this one, with 4 medley performances, 4 set productions, 4 outfits, 4 hair and makeup looks, and all in 4 days of rehearsal!
It was a challenge but I wanted nothing more than to give my fans a true representation of all the colors that I'm made of as an artist! #Ri Ri Vanguard A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on source, “Everyone wants them to be together but they are just close friends who are always in each other’s lives. She seems very smitten.”Before the end of the year, Drake reportedly gives J. #lucky17 #shadesofblue #worldofdance #All IHave #byebyebirdie #spanishalbum and thats just the beginning...
The two have been notoriously tight-lipped about putting a label on their relationship, but it just takes a quick look at their history together to see that they've always been soul mates.
2005: Aubrey Graham meets Robyn Fenty at Avocado, a restaurant in Toronto, while she's in town shooting the music video for "Pon de Replay." Literally, they found love in a place called Avocado, how perfect is that?!Drake dropped in to perform “Work” alongside his Barbadian beau, and closed his appearance thusly.While this doesn't prove anything beyond that Drake will compliment his friends, it sent the internet into a tizzy of reactions.The internet has gone went wild with speculation following an anonymous report that Drake and Rihanna were dating.The pair were captured in a loving moment during Rihanna’s Manchester concert.We've always hoped something like this would happen.