Rihanna and Drake have been igniting dating rumors since releasing their sultry new track, “Work,” but it appears that the duo is only furthering the claims after Rihanna was spotted wearing a very similar jacket to the one Drake was seen wearing in London last month in a new rehearsal video for her “Anti World Tour.”
Yesterday, Rihanna took to Twitter and Instagram to share a brief preview video of the rehearsals for her upcoming “Anti World Tour,” which begins tonight in Jacksonville, FL. In the behind-the-scenes video, Rihanna can be seen working on the tour’s new choreography alongside her backup dancers while showing off a variety of casual yet stylish outfits.
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In one part of the video, Rihanna can be seen showing off a blue-and-white silk bomber jacket while walking along a mirrored portion of the stage, prompting fans to speculate over the origin of the stylish outerwear.
It didn’t take long for some fans to point out that Rihanna’s new jacket bears a striking resemblance to the one that Drake was seen wearing in London just prior to the duo’s electric “Work” performance at the 2016 Brit Awards last month, instantly furthering dating claims between the former couple.
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“BAE watch or nah *eyes emoji*,” one Rihanna fan wrote on Instagram following the release of the singer’s “Anti World Tour” rehearsal preview while another adds, “this jacket is so bomb IK why she took it.”
However, other fans were quick to point out differences in the duo’s choice of outerwear by noting that Drake’s bomber contains significantly more detail than the one shown in Rihanna’s video in addition to explaining that Drake’s jacket contains two additional, smaller stripes running down the length of the arms in comparison to the one Rihanna wore for rehearsals.
The news comes just weeks after Travis Scott, who is serving as a guest performer for the U.S.-portion of Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour,” took to Snapchat to reportedly diss Drake while implying that the “Hotline Bling” rapper is the reason behind Scott’s abrupt split from Rihanna.
In a series of Snapchats posted to Travis Scott’s account, the “Antidote” rapper refers to Drake as the “6God” before mocking the rapper’s collaboration with Rihanna for their track, “Work.”
“6God gotta werk werk MORE *laughing-crying emoji*,” Scott reportedly wrote before adding, “F*** 6GOD,” Bossip reports.
Travis Scott then went on to add, “Bout to pull a Chris brown on this n*****,” before offering some advice to Drake with, “She wants the flame not no emotional n*****!!”
While neither Rihanna nor Drake have responded to Travis Scott’s dig toward their “Work” collaboration, sources close to the duo allege that Drake and Rih may be choosing to keep their relationship out of the public eye.
An alleged source close to Rihanna explains to Urban Islandz, “[Rihanna and Drake] are definitely hooking up again but I guess they are keeping it out of the public eye. They always have a chemistry and sometimes it just takes them to cross paths again to spark that fire. Plus a lot of her friends like Drake and see them as a great couple, like a real power couple.”
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Despite the dating confirmation, Rihanna recently confirmed her single relationship status on The Ellen DeGeneres show while telling the television host that her schedule is too busy to entertain a steady relationship.
Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour” begins tonight, March 12, in Jacksonville, FL after delaying previously scheduled tour dates due to illness.
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