If the VMAs has taught us anything, it’s that Drake is not afraid to declare his love for Rihanna to the world. The “One Dance” rapper presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to RiRi, announcing he’d been in love with her since he was 22.
After the show, the pair snapped a precious selfie together with Drake kissing the side of his ladylove’s head.
“This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us! You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. Tonight we celebrate you! @badgalriri,” he captioned the pic.
The “Work” singer and a very smitten Drake then headed to the nightclub Up & Down, where tons of celebs, including Amber Rose, Tyson Beckford, Ansel Elgort, Hailey Baldwin, Chance the Rapper, and Jaden Smith, helped RiRi continue the celebrations.
All eyes were on Rihanna, who attended the party in a flapper-inspired lime green jumpsuit with a matching statement necklace.
Drake, on the other hand, rocked an embellished navy blue bomber jacket, black T-shirt, and dark jeans for the after-party, which they left together.
When Drake was presenting the award to the “Diamonds” singer during the awards show, he said, “She’s one of my best friends in the world. 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.”
On their way off the stage, the pair embraced and Rihanna leaned in, seemingly kissing Drake on the lips.
Before he professed his love for Rihanna on the stage, Drake rented out a billboard to congratulate her on the achievement.
“When he extra,” the Barbardos native captioned a photo of the billboard that read, “Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake.”
Another person cheering for RiRi at the show was Kanye West.