Call it rejection, call it curving, call it what you will, but something definitely went down on stage between Drake and Rihanna last night while he was presenting her with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. After confessing his love for Rihanna (his words were, “I’ve been in love with her since I was 22 years old”), Drake seemed to try and go in for a kiss, which Rhianna appeared to dodge. While I’m sure you guys have watched the hilarious, yet sort of heartbreaking, video over and over again ( or was that just me?) here it is again for a little refresher.
— Jac Cande (@jaccnic) August 29, 2016
Did they actually kiss or not? Does she love him as much as he loves her? Is Drake the rude boy that Rihanna is always singing about?! Or is Hotline Bling actually about Rihanna? Obviously, the internet blew up with the almost-kiss-turned-awkward hug, and Drake’s declaration of love for Rihanna, who preformed an astonishing FOUR TIMES last night, but couldn’t bother to kiss Drake back. Honestly, goals. Check out the best reactions below:
1. I, for one, was reminded of this iconic moment:
wow, can’t believe I found the unedited footage of drake and rihanna at the VMAs pic.twitter.com/KXqV2fsC3n
— nina braca ~ (@oreokitty_) August 29, 2016
2. We’ve all been there, right?
drake: what if we made out,,, as a joke
rihanna: aw ur sweet but-
drake: i meant as a joke
— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) August 29, 2016
3. Did they ACTUALLY kiss or not?
SHE DID KISS DRAKE…… NO CURVE FALSE ALERT DRAKE STILL HASN’T TOOK A L pic.twitter.com/PkQLLhgOuf
— The Honey Bear (@FancyFatBoy) August 29, 2016
4. Was he going to propose?
— Dan James Rodo (@TheDanocracy) August 29, 2016
5. But what about Nicki?!
Nicki: “Since you were 22 huh ?” pic.twitter.com/J0RlnxVgai
— Charvo (@1charvooo) August 29, 2016
6. Remember when?
This isn’t the first time Drake got curvedhttps://t.co/uictgpQezW
— Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) August 29, 2016
7. Honestly, same.
Drake: I love you
Rihanna: I love me too
— amber discko ♡ (@amberdiscko) August 29, 2016
8. Drake HAS to write a song about this, tbh.
— Kobi (@kobiontheradio) August 29, 2016
9. Remember this forever:
You may get screen shotted, you may get stood up, but you will NEVER get curved on national tv the way Drake did
— lil drewzi vert (@drewromich) August 29, 2016
Drake wrote a 657 word IMessage and Rihanna responded with “K.” ?#VMAs
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 29, 2016
Drakes dating Rihanna but Rihanna single
— Lauren Cruz (@LCruzOfficial) August 29, 2016
Rihanna’s curve skills pic.twitter.com/Ka24lDOTU6
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) August 29, 2016
13. Poor Drake 🙁
I got that big ass billboard, stole Party’s best song for her, learned patois and for what? All for no ting. pic.twitter.com/LlIbPdnHHD
— No, My Name is Kurt (@HDKG) August 29, 2016
14. Literally NO chill.
love that we as a society have a photo of the exact moment rih understood drake will never be able to chill pic.twitter.com/DpHS18PdNH
— coolnormal friar (@christinefriar) August 29, 2016
15. Also TRUE.
all the girls Drake has made songs about since he was 22: pic.twitter.com/Br2Gm1gAa5
— marinara (@RedBangsBangs_) August 29, 2016
16. I think this is probably what happened.
Drake: Rihanna, I Love You
Rihanna: why are you dressed like you’re going to prom? pic.twitter.com/M3S4FngSH2
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 29, 2016
17. But, in the end, he did post a picture of them kissing. Well, him kissing her. On the cheek.
Drake wanna be washed so bad pic.twitter.com/lGnEsFonAz
— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) August 29, 2016
Did you watch the VMAs? What was your favorite part? Tell us in the comments!