Rihanna says she was ‘uncomfortable’ when Drake said he loved her at the MTV VMAs and they’re no longer friends: ‘It is what it is’
Rihanna spoke to Vogue for the June 2018 issue, and revealed the current status of her relationship with Drake.
According to Rihanna, the two musicians are no longer friends.”We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either,” Rihanna said. “It is what it is.”She also explained that when Drake professed his love for her at the 2016 MTV VMAs, his passionate speech made her “uncomfortable” because she doesn’t like “too many compliments.”
At the time, Drake called Rihanna one of his “best friends” and said he’s been in love with her since he was 22 years old.
According to Rihanna, they’re not as close as they used to be. Though she was happy to receive the award that night, she admitted that Drake’s heartfelt speech made her feel “uncomfortable.”
“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,” she said. “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.”
Rihanna then clarified their current status. She said: “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”