Are Drake and Rihanna dating again? They just might be! Although no one official from either camp has confirmed the news, the famous on-again-off-again couple have been awfully close as of late, which is usually a tell-tale sign that these two are digging each other’s vibes again.
Recently, they’ve both collaborated with each other on their respective albums, and Drake has been seen on some tour dates with Rihanna, so if anything, it seems like these two are definitely in the same circle again.
It all started when Rihanna broke it off with Chris Brown after their public domestic dispute. In 2009, she was spotted kissing Drake at Lucky Strike, and the rumors took off. In 2010, Drake put his feelings on the line in the song “Fireworks” that alleges something went down that night between the two, even though it was nothing serious. Despite that, Drake confessed he still thought about Rihanna.
“Who coulda predicted Lucky Strike would have you stuck with me? What happened between us that night, it always seems to trouble me. I’ll never forget it baby, what an experience/You coulda been the one, but it wasn’t that serious.”
In June of that same year, Drake aired out his frustrations over the short-lived romance to the New York Times.
In the interview, he said, “I was a pawn. You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”
— Homeboyz Radio (@HomeboyzRadio) June 22, 2016
During that year, they collaborated on the song “What’s My Name?” and released the music video together, which was just as steamy as their history suggests. Around this time, Rihanna cleared up the rumors that she caused Drake heartbreak.
“That was wrong; he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We just became friends, and we left it at that. We get along really well.”
In 2011, when they hit the stage to perform the song at the Grammys, everyone was convinced they were back on due to their sexy routine and flirty looks on stage, but months later, there were rumors that Rihanna was back with her ex Chris Brown. Although they released another song in 2012 together, titled “Take Care,” by then, Rihanna was officially together with Brown.
When Rihanna and Chris Brown officially split in 2013, it was Drake who she chose to party with. The two were spotted in August of 2013 after the VMAs and again in November of that same year at a Houston strip club.
In 2014, the two hung out together multiple times, but Drake told Rolling Stone that they were “just friends.”
“She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and sh*t. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life.”
Drake eventually moved on to tennis star Serena Williams, but that didn’t last for too long, as it’s rumored that Drake wasn’t willing to commit. By the time Drake and Rihanna released their next single together, “Work,” Rihanna was seen out and about with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
— E! News (@enews) June 29, 2016
This brings us to the present, where E! Online reports that Drake and Rihanna were spotted partying together for Nicole Scherzinger’s birthday at Tape Nightclub in London. The two apparently closed the place down, and although they weren’t photographed together, the outlet reports that they left close together. According to the outlet, a source told them that this relationship still isn’t serious. The source said that Rihanna and Drake “aren’t seriously dating,” but they do hook up and “it’s just for fun right now.”
Only time will tell!
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