Drake finally showed up to an award show, and it was all for Rihanna.
After missing the honor of winning his own trophy Best Hip-Hop Video, The 6 God made his way to Madison Square to present the Bad Gal herself with this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Refusing to miss the opportunity to worship Rihanna in all her glory, the Toronto native doted over his blatant crush, recalling the first time he met her in 2005. Pointing out a full-circle moment, the rapper reflected on working with her 11 years later.
Never one to shy away from his emotions, Drake took the moment to profess his infatuation with Ri-Ri in front of the world yet again.
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he said.
Ahead of her big night, Drizzy erected a billboard in Rihanna’s honor to congratulate her on being the latest Video Vanguard recipient. The sign read, “Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at OVO.” The singer took to her Instagram page to thank him in a way only she can.
We guess Diddy was telling the truth when he said Drake was “stuck in traffic.” Peep his “aww” moment with Rihanna below:
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