Rihanna and Drake ignited the screen and the rumor mill with the video for their Loud collaboration “What’s My Name?” While their relationship these days is strictly platonic, Rihanna opens about her past romance with her co-star and why it didn’t go far.
The pop singer, who is currently in a relationship with L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp, admits that sparks once flew between her and Drake. The superstars were spotted making out at a New York bowling alley last year. Drake documents their short-lived relationship on his song “Fireworks.”
“We weren’t really sure what it was,” RiRi tells Angie Martinez when asked if they once dated. “We just went out—my friends, his friends.”
Rihanna concedes that she was drawn to the “Fancy” rapper, but the relationship never blossomed. “I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is, like it was what it was,” she continues. “We didn’t want to take it any further. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn’t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.”
While they’ve moved on from the past, their friendship stays intact. “Drake is awesome. We remain friends and we had fun shooting this video and working together on this song.”
RiRi’s current boyfriend doesn’t have a problem with the steamy video—at least that’s what he told her. “[He] never said it out loud, but I don’t know what he’s thinking,” she laughs. “He watched it the other day and he was like, ‘I love that video. It’s a great video, babe.’ I don’t know how true that really was, but he seemed to like it.”