It sure looked like Canadian rapper Drake was about to go down on one knee and propose to Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Shortly before presenting her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, Drake proudly professed his love for Rihanna.
Not minding that the world was watching, Drake revealed that he has been in love with Rihanna for a long long time.
The rapper, who was looking dapper in a black suit, was full of praises for the Barbadian singer who stood beside him like some shy prom queen.
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He recalled his first meeting with Rihanna in 2005 while she was shooting a video at a Toronto restaurant where he worked. Then, he was introduced to her as the kid who played background music while people ate their dinner.
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old.”
Before handing over the award, he added:
“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, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna.”
Rihanna gave him a peck and a hug which were short-lived to pave the way for her acceptance speech.
“MTV, this is such an amazing night, it’s such an amazing moment in my career. When I think about the Vanguard Award and receiving this tonight, all I could think of was my country. They’re gonna be so proud, this is the first Vanguard to land anywhere close to my country,” Rihanna said. And then she added:
“And so, you know my success, it started as my dream. But now my success is not my own. It’s my family’s, it’s my fan’s, it’s my country’s, it’s the Caribbean as a whole, it’s women, it’s black women, so many people feel like their little piece is such a major part of this puzzle, and I have to thank you guys for supporting me over and over.”
The duo then left the stage holding hands, but not without the cameras catching a glimpse of what looks like another kiss. They are officially the hottest topic following the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.