At the MTV VMAs, Drake presents Rihanna with her Video Vanguard Award; in his speech, he bares his heart to both her and the VMA audience, revealing that he is in love with Ri Ri.“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me.” After delivering this heartfelt and highly vulnerable sentiment, Aubrey Drake Graham boldly attempts to passionately kiss Rihanna, at which point, she curbs him and allows him to chastely kiss her on the cheek.It's not the first time Drake has given a shout out to the 28-year-old Oceans 8 star in public.
After pulling away, it looks very much like Rihanna mouths something to him quickly after he has professed that he has loved her for eleven years.
However, Drake wanted to let us all know that he and Rihanna are really truly more than just friends after being publicly shut down at the VMAs, so he posted an Instagram after the debacle of him kissing her in his hometown of Toronto. Another view ❤️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #6god #badgalriri #champagnepapi #drizzy #riri #rih #anti #antitour #views #work #teamaubrih #aubrih #ovo #f4f #rihannanavy #antiworldtour #summersixteen #summersixteentour #s16 #viewsfromthe6 #ovojordans #onedance #rihanna #drake A post shared by Fierra 💕⚓️🦉⁶ (@fentyspapi) on February 2017: Although our boy Aubrey has been romantically “linked” to one Jennifer Lopez in recent months, that rumored romance couldn’t keep him from wishing Rihanna a very happy birthday during a concert in Dublin on February 20, 2017.
On Monday night, prior to their flight, the superstars stepped out for a dinner date at Nobu in New York City.
An eyewitness tells ET that Rihanna stayed at Drake’s hotel overnight on Sunday after winning the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Drake and Rihanna reportedly first got together in 2009, and have been on and off ever since.