Drake & Rihanna: Are They Or Aren’t They? A Timeline

No one knows for certain what’s brewing between Drake and Rihanna, but over the last year and a half, the rumor mill has been reporting about the status of the two stars’s ambiguous relationship. With Drizzy adding the latest chapter to their story just yesterday (January 4), on his collabo with Rick Ross (“Made Men“), XXLMag.com has put together a timeline of the the Bajan beauty and the Young Money heartthrob’s public affair. —Jesse Gissen

May 17, 2009 - Rihanna spotted kissing Drake at Manhattan’s Lucky Strike Lanes

The rumors of Drake and Rihanna’s alleged relationship begins as a source tells the New York Post that RiRi is officially over Chris Brown, as she was seen making out with Drizzy in the West 42nd Street hotspot. “She was drinking whiskey and apple juice and making out with him all night,” the spy told the paper. “They were really cute together.”

Nov 24, 2009 – Rihanna interview with Angie Martinez
During a sit down with the Hot 97 radio personality, the Def Jam singer addresses the reports, saying she never dated the Canadian rapper. “Me and Drake are still friends actually,” she said. “[We hung out] a few times but no, never.”

Dec/Jan 2010 – Drake interview with XXL

During an interview for our “Doin Lines” column in the Dec/Jan 2010 issue, we asked Drake to fill in the blanks on some statements. Peep his answer on this one: “People thought I was dating Rihanna, and that was semi-true.”

April 23, 2010 – Drake debuts verse about Rihanna
During a concert, Heartbreak Drake previewed the verse 2 from “Fireworks” where he talks about Rihanna. “I’m just such a gentleman, you should give it up for me/Look at how I’m placing all my napkins and my cutlery/I could tell it wasn’t love, I just thought you fuck with me/Who coulda predicted Lucky Strike will have you stuck with me/Damn, I kept my wits about me luckily/What happened between us that night, it always seems to trouble me/Now all of a sudden these gossip rags wanna cover me/And you makin’ it seem like it happened that way because of me/But I was curious/And I’ll never forget it baby, what an experience/You coulda been the one but it wasn’t that serious/There was smoke in the air before, that was me clearin it/That felt good, all in all I learned a lesson from it though/You never see it comin, you just get to see it go/Yeah, I shoulda looked up in the sky at first/Now I could see it in her eyes, fireworks.

  • sealsaa

    WOW. Corn XXL, straight corn. I swear, Vibe isn’t this pathetic. I knew the r&b features in the mag would lead to this shit. Hanging on light-skint nigga’s dicks as if it was the 80′s. FOH.

  • Shawty J

    Sorry XXL, but this is weak. I know things have been slow in terms of Hip-Hop news, but you shouldn’t be wasting your time, or insult the intelligence of your readers by compiling a People’s Magazine-esque article.

  • Seymour Butt

    XXL turning into mediatakeout = FAIL.

  • yoprince

    gotta love a chick who can drink whiskey

  • Erick

    I say good job. This is actually interesting.. People are just hating.

  • EL from Amsterdam

    lol lol lol shawty u killin me!!!!! like it was tha 80s again!!
    lol

  • Drizzy_mistress

    Drake did not && would not EVERRRR…..i repeat EVERR……TOUCH…..that BEAST.shes not even his type && he NEVER said he wrote fireworks for her, wtf???????? his type are pretty girlsm with big butts && titz, who are preferebly brown skinned. ie ME.he even dmed me on twitter saying i was very pretty and he appreciates me and i give him more attention than any of his other fans && every time he sees me in hys mentions he smiles.HE AINT THINKING ABOUT THAT SMUTT!!!!!!!he likes yung gurls like me anyways, 16 year olds, bc were cuter && shit, thats why he always brings us on stage with him.!!!!

  • Rochelle

    ^^^I see why Drake has the security he does with fans like Drizzy Mistress on the loose. Scary.

    Looks like XXL will have to add a few more chapters considering the time they spent last weekend.

    Who knows what’s poppin but it involved hotel rooms, dinners etc. Rihanna stays denying stuff but she did that with Chris Brown & Matt Kemp at the start too. Who knows…..

    XXL forgot to note that she spoke with Angie Martinez again a year later and admitted they HAD dated and she liked him but was too crushed to start up anything real (after the beatdown). So you can never really know what’s going on with Rihanna. She doesn’t really keep it real. It’s best to ask Drake. He’s more honest about these things.

    • Drizzy_Mistress

      BITCH. STFU @ROCHELLE UGLY FATAZZ COCK ROACH LOOKING BITCH. && THEY DID ASK DRAKE, HE DENIED HER BITCH UGLY STALKING ASS, he said he would NEVER date her, && he told ME i was pretty, so quit being a hater bc u juhst jealous of what we HAVE.he TOLD me he LOVED me HOE hed NEVER date her, U jealous envious hating bitch.!!! ihf im crazy whyd he dm me calling me baby && very pretty.? u AND her are jealous of me.!!!

  • Drizzy_Mistress

    BITCH. STFU @ROCHELLE UGLY FATAZZ COCK ROACH LOOKING BITCH. && THEY DID ASK DRAKE, HE DENIED HER BITCH UGLY STALKING ASS, he said he would NEVER date her, && he told ME i was pretty, so quit being a hater bc u juhst jealous of what we HAVE.he TOLD me he LOVED me HOE hed NEVER date her, U jealous envious hating bitch.!!!

  • Drizzy_Mistress

    they dont even LOOK right together, it juhst looks like two guys having a drink && ones wearing a wig.Trust me boo im the LAST reason he needs security, && hes made that clear.

  • Drizzy_Mistress

    DRAKE S MADE IT CLEAR IM THE LAST REASON HE NEEDS SECURITY.! RIHANNA IS A MAN DAT STALKS HYM.!!!

  • mrstrefo

    Drizzy_Mistress need a wake up call! you the dumb ass for puttin your age on blast bc if u actually had a thing that was gonna start with him he ALREADY in jail bc of yo DUMBASS!!!!!
    U must be 16 saying that a superstar like Drizzy said he loves u……..CREEPERRRRRR!!!!

  • mrstrefo

    AND i bet Rhianna looks better than your crusty dusty young similac breath smelling ASS!!!!!! Dont forget she is from the islands like me and WE WILL FUCK U UP SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DrakeLovesMe16

    rihanna wld kill 2 have my face && body; shes cuter than me in yhur dreams yhu fat nasty ugly gutter b*tch.!!!!!!! Dumb hoe…..thats why im w. him @ his condo && hes ignoring her calls…im the main chick && shes juhst the 1 tht sucks his dick && gets cum in her wide ass gorilla nostrils #YeaISaidIt