Rihanna famously had a fling with Drake, but she’s moved on with Saudi Arabian billionaire Hassan Jameel. Speculation about Rihanna’s new love ignited after she told Vogue Thursday she felt “uncomfortable” when Drake said he loved her at the 2016 MTV VMAs.
The “Lemon” rapper presented Rihanna with the Video Vanguard Award and said he loved her since he was 22 and called her “his best friend.” The feeling wasn’t mutual. When Drake leaned in to give her a kiss, she avoided him.
RiRi, 30, was excited to receive the award, but she felt Drake’s speech was a little over the top. “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,” she told Vogue Thursday. “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.”
She and Drake certainly aren’t as close as they used to be. “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is,” Rihanna told Vogue.