Everyone in Canada used to get excited at the thought of Rihanna becoming their Puma-clad first lady when she and Drake were maybe/maybe not boning each other. The “awwww” meter for some blew up in 2016 when he presented her with the MTV VMA Video Vanguard award and gushed how he had been in love with her and even went in for a kiss. Apparently, the only meter that went off for RiRi “boy better shut his damn mouth” because she says she’s no longer friends with Wheelchair Jimmy.
Vogue has a long interview with Rihanna since she has about 50 products to promote at the moment, including her beauty line, Ocean’s 8, and some mail-order lingerie company she’s launching. Somehow, the interview also included Rihanna learning what Tinder is and doing a few swipes for the reporter. Anyway, she talks about how her next album is going to be reggae and eventually they get to blabbing about RiRi’s own love life, and that no longer includes Drake…and it might have something to do with that VMA presentation and the billboard he bought a few days prior to congratulating her:
“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal.Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast… We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”
What that “is” may have something to do with the fact that Rihanna has been canoodling with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel.
Drake seems like the soulful kind who would read that interview and just do something real bad like yell, “Darnit!” and then stress eat two slices of pizza instead of one. Lucky for him, he’s working with Kanye West on new music. The only way to get over someone is under someone new, Drake – who better than the perfectly “sane” Yeezy??
Pic: Vogue/Mert Alas AND Marcus Piggott