Rihanna Brags About Billboard Drake Got to Congratulate Her on VMA Video Vanguard Award


When he extra ❤?!!!

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Thanks, boo! Rihanna bragged about a billboard rumored beau Drake got to congratulate the Grammy winner on her MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award via Instagram on Friday, August 26.

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“When he extra ❤🏆!!!” the 28-year-old “Work” singer captioned an image of the oversize billboard, which reads: “Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at OVO.”

Rihanna and the Canadian rapper, 29, have long been linked, and their onstage flirting during Rihanna’s Anti World Tour this summer has only added fuel to the fire. The pair have previously collaborated on several other hits, including “Take Care” and “What’s My Name?” 

Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna and Drake C Flanigan/Getty Images; Michael Tran/FilmMagic

At the Manchester stop of her tour, Rihanna brought Drake out to perform their hit single “Work” together from her latest album, Anti, and when they finished, the rapper took the mic to praise his longtime pal.

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“The most beautiful, talented woman I’ve ever seen in my life,” he told the crowd, gesturing toward the “This Is What You Came For” singer. “She goes by the name of Rihanna. … I’m getting my heart broken over here.”

Rihanna is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28, an honor that was previously bestowed upon artists including Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Beyoncé.

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She is also up for two other awards at this year’s star-studded show, including Best Female Video and Best Collaboration for her song “Work.” 

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