Drake made the declaration of love while presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement.
He also famously took a billboard out before the ceremony to congratulate her.
But like so many other things that year, things did not go as expected for many people. Now, in the new issue of Vogue, Rihanna has broken hearts again by saying that she and Drake aren't even FRIENDS anymore.
(She also talks about many other things that, like the fact that she is a MOGUL, are way more important. So read the whole thing!)
The Vogue cover story said Rihanna "winced" when asked about the VMA moment, which the author said "became all about [Drake]" instead of about Rihanna's award. She said she hated what Drake did, and didn't consider it romantic:
Rihanna winces slightly at the mention of the rapper’s name before her eyes glaze over with cool indifference.
“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 says. “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.”
When I ask about the current state of their friendship, her attitude is sanguine. “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”