Rihanna, Drake Dating? ‘Kiss’ At VMAs Suggests Rumors Are True

Are Rihanna and Drake dating? This has been an ongoing rumor for several months (if not years) now, and the two seemed to be totally cool with letting the world in on their (not-so) secret at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Sort of.

Interestingly enough, this apparent relationship “outing” came two days after Drake purchased a billboard for his lady love, congratulating her ahead of her Video Vanguard Award acceptance.

Check out what Rihanna posted just a couple of days ago. How sweet is this?!

When he extra ❤????!!!

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Perhaps not to the surprise of anyone, Rihanna and Drake dating rumors came to a head when Drake walked on stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night to present RiRi with her gold Moon Man.

“[Drake] still loves her and never stopped. Rihanna is the one that’s been not wanting to settle down in the past. They are having fun spending time with each other. Their music together got them close again,” a source told E! News last month. And maybe that was the understatement of the year.

After Rihanna finished her final performance of the night (each set was made up of a medley of her hit songs), Drake walked up on stage to the sound of screaming fans. The speech that he gave about Rihanna just about confirmed everything that people have suspected for quite some time now: Drake is “in love” with Rihanna.

“What’s most impressive is the person. Some artists need to play a character to achieve success. Some need to downplay their own natural instincts to blend in. She succeeds by doing something that no one in this music industry does which is being herself. This woman has surpassed all competition while still being the same girl from Barbados, surrounded by the same friends, speaking with the same accent…We love the music which can change styles from album to album. We love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year, but, most of all, we love the woman, who hasn’t changed since day one. She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old,” Drake said.

It sure sounds like Rihanna and Drake are dating, doesn’t it?

“She’s one of my best friends in the world,” Drake added, calling Rihanna a “living, breathing legend” before handing over her award. And then the two shared quite a moment that may or may not have been their first public lip-lock. She did her best to dodge him (maybe she didn’t want her moment to be taken over by their love, who knows?), but Drake still managed to get a bit of lip on lip action.

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Drake and Rihanna (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Rihanna and Drake dating rumors aren’t going to cool down any after that very public display of affection. It does seem as though Drake confirmed that he and Rihanna are an item without actually saying, “hey, we’re a thing.” However, everyone was on the same page after his super sweet speech (and the billboard, of course). Social media lit up with tons of messages about these two and just how super sweet they were together on stage.

Someone hit me w that drake and Rihanna relationship

— Izzy p (@iizzaye) August 29, 2016

Rihanna and Drake at the VMAs are definitely goals

— Natalie (@Natalie_H20) August 29, 2016

Do you think Rihanna and Drake are dating? Was Drake’s speech enough to convince you? How about Rihanna’s reaction to his “kiss”?

[Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]