I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is — it was what it was … It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn't want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time." She also told Power 105.1, " We just became friends and we left it at that." Womp, womp.February 2011: Following Ri Ri's split from baseball star Matt Kemp, Drake and Rihanna's steamy performance of "What's My Name? This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us!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!I could tell it wasn't love, I just thought you'd fuck with me / who could've predicted Lucky Strike would have you stuck with me / What happened between us that night, it always seems to trouble me / Now all of a sudden these gossip sites wanna cover me / and you making it seem like it happened that way because of me / but I was curious and I never forget it, baby, what an experience / You could've been the one, but it wasn't that serious. I was like, wow, this feels terrible." A week later, he tells MTV he didn't mean for the comments to sound negative: "I'm extremely confident, so it's very rare that anybody, let alone a woman that I like, makes me feel nervous or makes me feel small," he explained." She's just such an overwhelming and incredible person.And such a talented person and someone that I was like, 'I can't believe I'm here talking to this individual,' that she just gave me that feeling like when I was 17 years old trying to take Nikki Ramos, this girl from Toronto, out on a date and she never wanted to go with me.The reality is that the fame, the rumors—this picture means this, another picture means that—it really freaks me out.
According to Drake's VMAs speech, he was "introduced to her as the kid who played background music as people ate their dinner."May 2009: Drake and Rihanna are spotted making out at a Lucky Strike bowling alley in New York, two months after her split from Chris Brown (and three months after Brown assaulted her).Rihanna is firmly in control of her life and career—but not of her image, which has veered between club-hopping temptress and poster child for victims of domestic abuse.As the 27-year-old readies her long-awaited new album, she talks candidly about the chasm between her reality and her reputation.Forever grateful to everyone involved creatively, from choreography all the way to wardrobe and production! Thank you to the beautiful @iamnaomicampbell @therealmaryjblige @traceeellisross for your kind words! Lo’s split, Drake gives Rihanna a shout-out on her 29th birthday during his concert in [email protected] your speech was so touching and I love you for that! April 2017: Drake and Rihanna have an awkward run-in at a kid’s birthday party in Los Angeles.