I can handle it." Acknowledging their history, she added, "He doesn't have the luxury of f--king up again. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing."Though they would continue to hang out together amid breakup rumors, they seemingly split up for good in April 2013.
Meanwhile, Rihanna met this guy in 2009 and, though they certainly liked each other, the timing couldn't have been more wrong."I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is, like, it was what it was," Rihanna told Hot 97's Angie Martinez in November 2009. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn't want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time." Drake further complicated their status, or lack thereof, saying, "People thought I was dating Rihanna, and that was semi-true."If this were a romantic comedy, Rihanna would have realized that the answer has been staring her in the face (and gushing about her, ranting about her, fighting for her honor, declaring his love for her, distancing himself from her, and back again) for the past eight years, but...
"He was definitely my first big love," Rihanna told Diane Sawyer in November 2009, her first time speaking publicly about what happened.
"The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other."That was hardly the end for them, as a 50-yard restraining order (Rihanna wanted it quashed entirely, but the judge insisted on at least 50 yards, 10 at industry events) didn't keep the two apart for the long haul.
The “Hotline Bling” singer recently suffered an ankle injury that forced him to cancel the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour.I gotta say, I've never been in the same room as so many guys who have DM'd my ex girl," Drake, who has publicly pledged allegiance to Ri Ri over the years, joked during his monologue while hosting the 2017 NBA Awards this week."There's a lot of DPs sent to that inbox, man, y'all are some dogs."Yet for all of the visibly good times captured in photos taken all over the world, on stage, on yachts, at clubs and concerts, sporting events and parties, and, most recently, in swimming pools, Rihanna has refrained from being tied down.But if you look more closely at Rihanna's choices, particularly the ones she's made since fully cutting ties with her first love, they appear to be the choices of a young woman who's determined to not let just any man hold sway over her ever again.Not that that's stopped the guys from veritably lining up to take their chances with the perennially unattainable artist."While we're on the topic of Instagram, I just wanna say it's a bit of an awkward vibe tonight.