Here, a comprehensive review of their non-relationship relationship. “We just went out — my friends, his friends.” Ri Ri seems pretty intent on making sure that Aubrey Drake Graham knows he’s in the friend zone.
May 2009: Rihanna and Drake are allegedly spotted making out at Lucky Strike in Manhattan, as reported by , who discloses that their source spotted Rihanna “drinking whiskey and apple juice and making out with him all night.” No photos, but this was the first time that Rihanna and Drake have been linked together romantically. January 2010: In a fill-in-the-blanks XXL interview, Drake says, “people thought I was dating Rihanna and that was…” with “semi-true.” May 2010: The second verse on Drizzy’s song “Fireworks,” which leaked before the release of seemed to address Rihanna with these lyrics: “I could tell it wasn’t love, I just thought you’d f-ck with me / who could’ve predicted Lucky Strikes 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.” profile reports that Drake and Rihanna, “began seeing each other regularly, though they never publicly confirmed their brief relationship.” It also reported that the singer asked him to write a song for her new album. She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear.
Drake and Rihanna’s chemistry-laden relationship has always left fans wondering whether the 6 God and the Barbadian beauty are more than just friends.
However, thanks to two collaborative tracks this year, Aubrey and Robyn have been spending plenty of quality time together — from making surprise appearances at each other’s concerts to sappy social media posts, Drake and Rihanna make a convincing case that their friendship might not be platonic.
They have repeatedly been seen together at various venues across the world, including Soixante Dix Neuf nightclub in Paris, Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood, Nobu restaurant in London, and Izakaya in Amsterdam. That’s my dog for life.’ Ever since Rita Ora worked one of Alexandre Vauthier's key couture looks at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, the popularity of his label has skyrocketed.
Meanwhile, Drake's feelings seemed to manifest in a more traditional way. From the seductive red-carpet dresses to the edgy coats and jackets, whatever the look, we are coveting it, and so is the rest of the fash pack.
Ever the champion of an urban vibe, Rihanna’s is working this iconic look with the matching trousers, ticking off a second of this season’s hottest trends: co-ordinates.
If you’re not brave enough to tackle the matchy-matchy look however, team yours with a simple pair of skinny jeans and chunky knit for a cosy daytime feel.
Check out our pick of this season’s hottest black and white bombers (below), for some urban inspiration.
He recently spoke about his feelings for Rihanna, saying: 'I mean, I think about it. A monochrome bomber jacket is a great way of working one of this year’s biggest trends into your outfit too.
Sports luxe took off shortly after the 2012 London Olympics and is still going strong as we head into SS14.
We love T by Alexander Wang's bonded cotton version (below), a style steal at only £145 on The Outnet.Drake famously became involved with a physical altercation with Chris Brown - Rihanna's ex-boyfriend, who was convicted of domestic violence after assaulting her back in 2009 - at a New York nightclub in 2012, with the spat said to have stemmed from an argument about the pop beauty.