The pair of Rihanna and Drake have been romantically linked for a while and if anyone was in doubt of something going on between the two, then those doubts were definitely cleared after the VMAs.
The YOLO rapper got to present Rihanna’s award to her after already congratulating her with a large Billboard.
He said he’d loved her since he was 22 years old (7 years, he’s 29 now).
Drake’s appearance triggered speculation amongst fans that he was actually going to propose to Rihanna when he presented the award to her.
‘She’s one of my best friends in the world,’ Drake added in his speech. ‘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, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna.’
Drake then leaned in to kiss Rihanna, in a moment the cameras might have missed.
She then said a few words, ‘MTV, this is such an amazing night, it’s such an amazing moment in my career,’ Rihanna started off her speech. ‘When I think about the Vanguard Award and receiving this tonight, all I could think of was my country. They’re gonna be so proud, this is the first Vanguard to land anywhere close to my country,
She continued ‘And so, you know my success, it started as my dream. But now my success is not my own. It’s my family’s, it’s my fan’s, it’s my country’s, it’s the Caribbean as a whole, it’s women, it’s black women, so many people feel like their little piece is such a major part of this puzzle, and I have to thank you guys for supporting me over and over.
‘Thank you to every director whose taken a chance on me, and a chance with my crazy ideas, there’s just so much growth that has happened over the last eleven years, and I can’t believe I’m receiving a Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 28 years old.
‘It’s crazy. And I have so many people to thank, I mean, from the very beginning. Evan and Carl, from SRP, you guys believed in me, you brought me straight to Jay-Z’s office, where I met Jay, Tata, L.A. Reid, Jay Brown, my whole publicity team, my grandpeeps, so many people, man, they write with me from day to day.
‘And my best friends, they never left me. They actually followed my a** all the way to America, gettin’ on my d*amn nerves. They here right now, just witnessing this.
‘This is a big moment. Thank you to Drake, for that amazing speech. Thank you to MTV, I had so much fun! Good night!’
You can check out the video of Drake presenting the award to Rihanna below.