Rihanna is rumored to be hurt after learning that her ex-boyfriend, Drake, is dating Nicki Minaj. RiRi apparently still has feelings for Drake and is unhappy he is possibly romancing the “Anaconda” rapper.
Rihanna and Drake were off-and-on for many years. Things kicked off when they met at a Toronto diner in 2005 when Rihanna was shooting the video for her debut single “Pon de Replay.”
Shortly after her split from Chris Brown, Drizzy and RiRi were spotted making out at an N.Y.C. bowling alley.
Drake even mentioned the memorable night in “Fireworks.” The lyrics for the 2010 track read: “Who could’ve predicted Lucky Strikes would have you stuck with me/What happened between us that night it always seems to trouble me.”
Rihanna shot down rumors of a relationship, saying they were just friends.
Drake later admitted, “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”
They reconciled and performed together in 2011 at the Grammy Awards:
Drake told the entire world what Rihanna meant to him when he presented Rihanna an award at the 2016 VMAs. He said, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. 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.”
Things appeared to get serious when Drake and Rihanna got matching dolphin tattoos in September 2016. However, just a month later there were reports that the couple had an open relationship. That turned into an official split.
They may have called it quits but it appears Rihanna still has some residual feelings for the Canadian rapper.
“Things didn’t end well when she and Drake broke up last year,” a source told Hollywood Life. “She still has strong feelings over it. Seeing him with Nicki hurts, but she always felt like he was obsessed with her. Their connection comes as no surprise to Rihanna.”
The “Diamonds” singer now sees she made the right decision in dumping Drake. An insider said, “She definitely has no plans to get back together with Drake. As far as she’s concerned, Nicki can have him. In fact, she thinks they should go ahead and make it official.”
The Canadian has never tried to hide the fact that his feelings for Nicki go past “just friends.” He even referred to Nicki as his “dream woman.”
Rihanna is not happy to hear that Nicki and Drake were hanging out together and possibly hooking up recently in Miami beach. Nicki stepped out to watch Drake perform at Story nightclub, where they were later spotted hugging and looking cozy.
Insiders claim Drizzy and the “Anaconda” rapper left the club together, but that has not been confirmed.
Drake has been open about his obsession with Nicki, even rapping about her on his debut album, Thank Me Later. Drizzy raps, “I love Nicki Minaj/ I told her I’d admit it/ I hope one day we get married just to say we [expletive]did it/ And girl I’m [expletive]serious/ I’m with it if you with it/ Cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted”.
MediaTakeOut claims that a source from Young Money confirmed that Drake and Nicki are “definitely dating,” but are reportedly “taking it slow.”