Drake Presents Rihanna With The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Watch Both Speeches

Rachel Sonis | August 29, 2016 11:18 am

Drake and Rihanna need to make it official already.

Last night at the 2016 VMAs, the Toronto rapper gave a heartfelt speech about Riri before presenting her with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard. He spoke of meeting the singer in 2005 during her video shoot for “Pon De Replay” and then melted everyone’s hearts by saying, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”

Rihanna (who performed a remarkable four times throughout the night) proceeded to give a powerful address of her own, noting that this award is not just for her – it’s for Barbados.

“When I think about the Vanguard Award and receiving this tonight, all I could think of was my country,” she said. “They’re going to be so proud. This is the first Vanguard to land anywhere close to my country.”

She continued, “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 the Caribbean’s as a whole. It’s women’s, it’s black women’s. So many people feel like their little piece is such a major part of this puzzle, and I have to thank you all for supporting me over and over.”

And after the show, the MC took to Instagram to post a photo of him and Rih, hinting even more at the fact that the frequent collaborators might be more than just friends.

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