In a recent Vogue interview, Rihanna revealed that she and Drake are no longer friends. She sat down with journalist Chioma Nnadi for her Vogue June 2018 cover shoot and she spoke about body shaming, turning 30, dating, and staying real no matter what.
When Chioma asked Rihanna about her friendship with Drake, Riri winced “slightly at the mention of the rapper’s name before her eyes glazed over with cool indifference”. She then revealed Drake is no longer a part of her life.
Recall that Drake and Rihanna were really good friends for a while, and then dated and even both collaborated on Work.
There was also that time in 2016 when Drake got onstage at the MTV VMAs to present Rihanna with the Vanguard award and he gave a mushy speech about how Rihanna was “someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”
He added at the time, “she’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry.”
Speaking of that time, Rihanna told Vogue that the whole thing made her uncomfortable. She said: “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.”
As the years went by, Rihanna began dating Saudi billionaire, Hassan Jameel, and the rumors about her relationship with Drake died down. Rihanna has now revealed that she and Drake are no longer even friends.
We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is
Then indirectly speaking about Jameel, Riri took a jab at Drake by saying: “I used to feel guilty about taking personal time, but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.”