Drake and Rihanna are two iconic performers of the 21st century. Their collaborations on-screen simmer, and the sweet music they make emanates love. Speculations about their partnership mire in romance, and many fans wonder if these two superstars create magic behind the scenes. However, both crooners have crazy schedules with many admirers, and faithful monogamy can be like a dream versus concrete reality. Regardless of their affiliation, Drake and Rihanna have an unwavering friendship, respect and admiration for their respective beings.

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Before nosy tabloids, plentiful rumors and broken bottles, Drake met Rihanna at a birthday party. He dished to Elle, 'Rihanna was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind....All of a sudden you have this number-one song and you're at some birthday party and there she is....That's just how it happened." During the year 2011, Drake's smash hit "Best I Ever Had" boosted his popularity, gained him notoriety and initiated him into stardom. Rihanna was the first famous woman to give him attention, and Drake's eyes forever goggled.

The complicated duet between hip-hop and pop

In the summer of 2009, Drake and Rihanna were first spotted at a bowling alley. However, an in-depth interview for XXL clarified their status. Drake detailed, "You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I've done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear." The complicated feelings these two shared only mushroomed with time. Because of their intense fellowship, Drake had to pen his thoughts on paper.

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In 2010, his passionate rap "Fireworks" saluted Rihanna's powerful spell over him. With their careers heightened, the hit song "What's My Name" skyrocketed their esteem in the personal and professional world. With several appearances later, the year 2012 brought another music video. "Take Care" amplified rumors and careened devotees into disarray. Were these two celebrities finally together, or were they just friends with multiple benefits? In 2016, Rihanna illuminated the tired canard. She wrote, "None of my exes are married or in happy relationships so it's safe to say that I wasn't da problem lol."