Drake and Rihanna Kiss on Stage at Summer Sixteen Show in Miami
The MTV Video Music Awards have made headlines in the past for onstage kissing, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears all stealing the show with some PDA. This past Sunday's ceremony (Aug. 28) however was marked by an absence of lip-locking, many seeing a shared embrace between Rihanna and Drake as the singer curving the rapper. Fast forward to Wednesday Summer Sixteen stop in Miami though, and there's no awkward head shift or turn to pick apart, the frequent collaborators went all-in with an onstage kiss that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Speculation as to whether the two were dating has been ongoing for years, with Drake saying at the VMAs that he's loved RiRi since he was 22 years old. The two were spotted getting awfully close in a Miami club earlier this week, and now Entertainment Tonight is reporting that a source close to Rihanna has confirmed that they're an item. “They are fully dating…they’re happy,” the source says.
In one clip below, you can see the kiss happen onstage. Other videos show them performing "Work" together, Rihanna letting "Bitch Better Have My Money" ring off for for the South Beach crowd and Lil Wayne performing "A Milli."
The Summer Sixteen tour heads westward now toward New Orleans and Houston. If Drake has really admired Rihanna for the past seven-plus years, then their official status will cap off what has been a landmark year for Drizzy, whose latest album, Views, spent 12 nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard Album 200 chart, what amounts to the third longest run for any hip-hop album ever.
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