The Miseducation of Ariana...
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.
Somewhat of a continuation:
The photo below shows Rihanna attending 12 Europe WLAT concerts and one of the US WYLAT concerts.
She performed with Drake at Paris Bercy:
Throughout Drake’s European touring, they went out on multiple dinner dates:
When she left Europe in March, she was seen heading to the airport wearing Drake’s clothes:
Drake released the song “Days In The East (DITE)” and basically, it was about his relationship with Rihanna (he also included Rihanna’s “Stay” verse in the song)
In early April, Drake and Rihanna celebrated Melissa’s birthday party, held at the Supperclub:
Around the same time in April, Both Drake and Rihanna attended a LA Clippers game. Although they weren’t seated together, they were seen hugging and whatnot…
Then in mid-April, they both took Melissa out for dinner at Giorgio Baldi
Both Melissa and Rihanna had a private celebration at the YOLO Estate
Rihanna performed “Monster” with Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards while Drake was backstage (She also won the award for Best Cameo):
After the MTV Movie Awards, Rihanna attended Coachella to support Drake’s performance with Jhene:
They attended a club after Coachella:
The last dinner date they were seen together before he left for Toronto to support the Raptors:
When he touched down in Toronto, he was seen with this girl. The media, especially MTO, claimed that he cheated with Rihanna with her:
Due to all the speculation and rumors, Drake then went to Instagram and posted this:
However, they were still liking each other’s pics on Instagram (posted a few):
After a while, multiple media outlets said that Rihanna and Drake split.
In early June, Drake attended 2014 Summer Jam and performed with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. I think around the time of YMCMB’s performance, we saw pics of Rihanna backstage at Summer Jam:
Both her and Melissa attended a Summer Jam Afterparty:
In August for OVO Fest 2014 - During Drake’s Performance of DITE, the number 6 and multiple photos of Rihanna, flashed in the background:
After that, the media claimed that Drake basically called Rihanna the devil because, “The 6 flashed 3 times” while Rihanna’s photos were flashed on the screen. Actually, the video shows the number 6 flashing more than seven times.
Again, Drake took to Twitter to squash the rumor and tweeted this:
In mid-August, Rihanna and Melissa attended a Drake vs Lil Wayne concert at Forest Hills, NY:
She also favorite this on Twitter but then unfavorited it:
One of Drake’s songs from his unreleased album, “Views From The 6 (VFT6)” was leaked. It’s rumored title is called “Views From The 6”. This is another song that references his relationship with Rihanna. He also used a sound bite from one of Rihanna’s Instagram videos where she says, “Say hi M (meaning Melissa)”