Because it’s Labor Day, we’re taking the day off and I plan to spend my afternoon filling my eating and drinking hole with the sweet nectar and hot weenies (not the kind that I wish, sadly) while enlightening my mind by going back and forth between the Tiny House Nation marathon and the “At 17” marathon on Lifetime. So for now, I leave you with these pictures of RiRi making PETA reach for a bucket of red paint and a sack of flour by wearing some gigantic fur coat in NYC last night.
That shit looks like a giant heart-shaped plush toy that took Drake only 500 tries and hundreds of dollars to win for his soulmate at some carnival game. That furry foolery on RiRi’s body was made by Saint Laurent and costs around the same price as a fully loaded Nissan Versa ($15,500 with FREE SHIPPING!). I couldn’t find out the numbers of Elmos that were viciously murdered for a coat that RiRi’s going to probably wear just once.
It goes without saying but Gossamer definitely wears himself better. I mean, RiRi could have at least wore some high-heeled Chucks.
Before Sunday night, the most awkward rejection the world had ever seen on television was when Lisa Simpson rejected Ralph Wiggum during Krusty the Clown’s 29th Anniversary Special. Then the MTV VMAs happened, and Ralph breathed a sigh of relief, for his rejection was no longer the most awkward thing people had seen.
While presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Drake leaned in for a kiss on the mouth and was met by RiRi’s neck. But it didn’t seem to make things that awkward between them. Rihanna and Drake were seen after the show partying together and going out for dinner the following night. And last night, Rihanna finally made the Sensitive Prince of The 6’s dreams come.
Drake looks cool on the outside, but you know on the inside he’s thinking, “She just touched my hand! I’m never going to wash it ever again.”
About three-quarters into the MTV VMAs last night, I started to get worried that Rihanna was never going to get that Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award they promised her. It felt like she just kept slinking on stage for more and more performances. Rihanna performed four medleys, which you can watch here. MTV let RiRi do whatever she wanted on stage, and she did. Sadly, she was denied a fifth performance that included RiRi smoking a giant joint while spraying her background dancers down with a fireman’s hose filled with champagne. But that’s probably because MTV needed to keep it moving and give her that moon man. Eventually she got her award, which of course was presented her by the President of the Rihanna Fan Club, Drake.
“Just text an offer to every actress, singer, comedian, rapper, etc. out there and the first 8 to hit us back with a thumbs-up emoji, gets a role” is probably what the producers and director of Ocean’s 8 said while casting. Because they put together a motley crew of HUH? that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, RiRi, TEEFS, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and a rapper/actress who goes by Awkwafina (born name: Nora Lum). Yes, Awkwafina is a name that somebody chose to go by. Phoebe Price isn’t in it, but I slipped her portrait in, because I felt like that line-up needed some real A-list star power, charisma and ginger glamour. Like the producers can afford her day rate!
Drake’s OVO Fest happened in Toronto on Sunday and Monday and joining the Sensitive Prince of The 6 on stage both nights was Rihanna, which is a really nice thing for a secret girlfriend/not girlfriend/whatever she is at the moment to do. The last time we checked in on RiRi, she had pulled out of a Lollapalooza performance in Colombia because of Zika. She also wore some stomach-hiding couture and so lots of people wondered if that meant she was knocked up. Maybe Drake didn’t know about the pregnancy rumors, or maybe he was just trying to keep them warm, because he made a joke about making a baby with her to the audience at OVO.
And I don’t mean “came” like that. Or maybe I do. I don’t know what kind of weird kink you’re into.
“This Is What You Came For” peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and reached the top 10 in many, many other countries. It’s become one of Calvin Harris’ biggest hits, if not his biggest. That song has approximately 3 lyrics total (including all those OooooOooooohs) and those lyrics were written by evil cornhusk doll Taylor Swift. TMZ first burped up the news this morning, and Taylor’s rep later told People that it’s 100% true. TMZ’s source (hi, Olivia Benson!) said that the song is ultimately what broke up the giraffe love between Taylor and Calvin. And Calvin had a lot to say about that and even dragged Taylor’s forever nemesis Katy Perry into it. I love it when us losers and loners get to gather around the green circle table in the corner of the junior high school cafeteria and watch as the popular kids publicly tear each other apart. It’s better than square pizza Fridays.