Travis Scott and Rihanna may have heated up dating rumors last year after the duo were spotted getting cozy at Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week event in September, but it looks like the duo’s rumored romance hasn’t exactly fizzled out into a friendship.
Last year, Travis and Rihanna ignited dating rumors after it was revealed that Scott would be assisting Rihanna in the production of her eighth studio album, Anti, as well as appearing as a guest performer for the album’s corresponding world tour which kicked off in mid-March after production delays. The dating claims were seemingly confirmed after Rihanna and Travis were spotted kissing during Rihanna’s NYFW bash in September, although neither Rihanna nor Scott ever confirmed the rumors.
However, rumors of a budding feud between the duo began shortly after the release of Rihanna’s Anti album in January and were further fueled by Travis after he seemingly threw shade at Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” collaboration which sparked dating rumors for the duo following their sultry BRIT Awards 2016 performance the following month.
Scott appeared to comment on the newfound dating speculation between Rihanna and Drake via Snapchat after one fan captured a series of screengrabs from Travis’ Snapchat story in which he refers to Drake as the “6God” while mocking the rapper with lyrics from the duo’s “Work” collaboration.
— MOBO AWARDS (@MOBOAwards) February 28, 2016
“6God gotta werk werk MORE,” Travis Scott reportedly wrote on Snapchat in addition to several laughing-crying emojis. Scott further blasted Drake on Snapchat with the message, “F*** 6GOD,” before seemingly extending some dating advice to Drake regarding Rihanna with the message, “She wants the flame not no emotional n****!!”
While neither Drake nor Rihanna publicly acknowledged Travis’ rant, rumors of a falling out between Rihanna and Scott continued to swirl after the “Love On The Brain” songstress appeared to diss Travis for being a no-show during her Anti World Tour stop in San Jose in May, just weeks after Drake began appearing as a surprise guest for a few select shows on the North American leg of Rihanna’s tour.
Now, with Rihanna and Drake having seemingly gone public with their romance following the “One Dance” rapper’s praise-filled speech during last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, it appears that Scott is less than amused with the duo’s recent public displays of affection.
Earlier this week, Travis Scott released his highly anticipated Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album which features collaborations from major artists such as Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, and Bryson Tiller, however, fans were quick to point out that the rapper seemingly replaced Rihanna on their previously recorded collaboration for Scott’s track, “lose,” and note that the rapper even appears to take shots at Drake and Rihanna on the new album.
Travis Scott lowkey dissed Rihanna and Drake on his album.
— GlexRollerDucey (@DuceGlobal) September 4, 2016
Travis Scott bout to be sneak dissing Rihanna for the next few years.
— CAPPIN. (@ripwarhol) September 4, 2016
Travis Scott took Rihanna off his album and replaced her with Cassie… he’s really hurt Drake took her from him pic.twitter.com/7JX4AP3xWT
— ️ (@kayyebby) September 2, 2016
While Scott hasn’t confirmed that he did, in fact, replace Rihanna with Cassie on the sultry track, sources close to the rapper recently revealed to Urban Islandz that Travis and Rihanna did have a falling out over the songstress’ headline-making romance with Drake.
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“While they were on tour she used to [bring] Drake around and spent hours with him in her dressing room,” a reported source close to Travis explained to the site. “She used to bring him out on stage and grind on him and that angered Travis, so now he will never go back on tour with her.”
While neither Rihanna nor Travis have commented on the feud rumors, Idolator also pointed out that a previously recorded Rihanna and Travis collaboration, titled “Tourist,” was supposed to appear on Rihanna’s Anti but was cut from the album’s track list at the last moment. Similarly, while Scott was credited as a writer and appeared as a feature on Rihanna’s track, “Woo,” from her eighth studio album, the songstress’ third single, “Needed Me,” was widely believed to have served as a diss track inspired by her rumored fling with Scott.
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