Rihanna and Drake may have been fond of each other in the past but they’re no longer friends.
In her latest interview with Vogue, the 30-year-old singer offered an update on her relationship status. The Barbados star has found love and now regards the rapper like a hopeless place. The pair are neither friends nor enemies at the moment.
Approximately 2 years ago, the 31-year-old rapper presented Riri with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs. He declared that the pop star was “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. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry“. He tried to lean in for a kiss but she wasn’t having any of it.
Looking back at that moment, Rihanna told the fashion magazine, “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.”
Vogue writer Chioma Nnadi noted that Rihanna “winces slightly at the mention of the rapper’s name before her eyes glaze over with cool indifference”. When asked about their current friendship status, the “We Found Love” singer was blunt. “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is,” she told the publication.
Since then, Rihanna started dating billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel. Although she doesn’t mention her boyfriend by name, she shared that her music career has taken a backseat to spend quality time with Jameel. “I used to feel guilty about taking personal time, but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before,” the A-lister added.
To read Rihanna’s full interview with Vogue, click here.