All the ways Drake and Rihanna played with our hearts this week
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” said Drake when he presented Rihanna with the Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, kicking off a whole new round of “are they or aren’t they?”
And the duo, since christened Aubrih, gave us plenty more fodder this week. After the awards show, Drake posted a throwback post of their date at the Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium after OVO Fest. (Rihanna made a surprise appearance on stage on both nights and Drake reportedly booked the entire aquarium for them afterwards.)
Then……they shared a kiss onstage at her concert in Miami.
After that, Rihanna showed off a new tattoo reportedly inspired by the stuffed shark from their aquarium date.
The finale? Rihanna said those three magic words to Drake in an Insta post. Well, kinda.
#VMA2016 night was one that I would never forget!! I have the most incredible people in my life! My family, friends, loved ones, my fans, my team!!! All gifted beautiful spirits! And I’m so grateful that God has precisely and flawlessly arranged our paths to meet at each other! It’s because of you that I was able to reach this moment in my career! 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! My journey has been filled with growth and people who continue to inspire me! Forever grateful to everyone involved creatively, from choreography all the way to wardrobe and production! @MTV team you were a dream to work with! Thank you to the beautiful @iamnaomicampbell @therealmaryjblige @traceeellisross for your kind words! @champagnepapi your speech was so touching and I love you for that! All in all….Best night ever!!! I’m a lucky girl!!! To God be the Glory! #RiRiVanguard
Please stop toying with our emotions, you guys.