They met and and had a fling with each other in mid 2009. (Fun fact: Rihanna shot the Pon De Replay video in Toronto in the upstairs level of some building and Drake was downstairs at the time rehearsing with his band.) Here’s a video of him saying, “Shoutout to Rihanna, I love you baby.” This happened in late 09.
They reconnected at the end of 2010, after the Kempanna breakup.
This was of course after shooting WMN. They both performed @ Hot 97′s special Thanksgiving Concert that year.
2011 is when they actually dated (for a couple months but still). They performed together @ the Grammys and NBA All star game Feb. 2011 (“I switch it up cause I got something to say, we gon have some fun tonight baby, happy birthday.”)
< That’s when this happened:
When Rih took her tour to Canada they hung out a lot.
Drake performed @ one of the tour shows and attended a few of them as well.
Here’s a video of Rih talking to Lewis Hamilton and you can see Drake, Mel, and security in the background.
Inserting this picture because it’s from her Montreal visit and he looks scrumptious.
Embarrassing facts: 2011 was when he wore this shirt:
and when she blurred him out of the Loud tour DVD
He followed Rih around on tour to Chicago, and Detroit (Auburn Hills).
BET awards happened that’s when we got this infamous picture:
Drake and Rih partied together at the BET afterparty.
..is a pic from May 2011 a month before all the prior stuff I posted. You can see Drake’s old bodyguard, James in this pic of Rih in Jamaica.
So anywho, sometime in July/August, Drake and Rih stopped talking again. It’s been said that she was rekindling with Chris in 2011 (not sure when, maybe one of my Chrianna lurkers can give me the time frame), so that’s probably why she cut Drake off.
W/E it was, it didn’t last long because Drake and Rih were back messing around in early 2012. “Take Care” the single was released a day after her birthday in 2012 and the video dropped in April.
May of 2012
BTS of “Pop That”
According to Twitter they were very touchy-feely BTS. Rih was rubbing on his chest and stuff.
Rick Ross - Made Men ft. Drake
Rozay: S65 I call it Rihanna/It got a red top but it’s white like Madonna
Drake: Spending tomorrows money/I call it mañana
Off the rack just ain’t my style/ I call it designer/One of my baddest women ever, I call her Rihanna/But that’s cause her name is Rihanna!
is from this night:
Rih began shading Drake.
VMAs 2012: “I hate this asshole”
^ this was his reaction when Kevin Hart started talking about him/Chris/Rihanna situation.
Anywho as we all know, Rih got back with Chris then it ended. She immediately started following Drake again on IG, liking his pictures, tweeting his lyrics, and she congratulated him on his album.
Then he went to her TX concert in November 2013:
She returned the favor @ his concert:
She went to his LA concert in late November.
Fast forward to Jan. they skip the Grammys together, and we get this pic 2 weeks (a week and a half?) later on the 8th of Feb 2014:
He leaves for Europe in early/mid Feb. Around her birthday he begins liking a BUNCH of Rihanna pics and Aubrih pics. She goes to Paris and the rest is history.