Ri­hanna: ‘So Lonely But Drake’s Too Much’

Her on-off boyfriend Drake has been declar­ing his love for her in a very pub­lic way, so why is Ri­hanna so re­luc­tant to com­mit?

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As he took to the stage in front of thou­sands of fans, it was clear Drake only had one thing on his mind. Ad­dress­ing the crowd, he made a full-on dec­la­ra­tion about his feel­ings for his on-off girl­friend: ‘If you’ve got love for Ri­hanna in New York City… You know I’ve got love for Ri­hanna.’ But this out­burst is ap­par­ently not un­ex­pected, as the 29-year-old rap­per has spent months des­per­ately try­ing to get Riri to com­mit, daz­zling her with ex­trav­a­gant dates and mak­ing it clear that she’s the only one for him.

Ri­hanna and Drake have been on and off since 2013 and they’ve made no se­cret of their mu­tual at­trac­tion; Drake has even de­scribed her as his ‘ul­ti­mate fan­tasy’. Last month, they par­tied in Lon­don un­til 5am three nights in a row while stay­ing at the same ho­tel. But ear­lier in July, Drake ad­mit­ted on stage: ‘I’m get­ting my heart bro­ken,’ de­spite the fact that they’ve both ap­peared on each other’s tours – with X-rated per­for­mances. So what’s ac­tu­ally go­ing on?

Ri­hanna has pre­vi­ously spo­ken about the strug­gle to bal­ance her ca­reer and a guy, telling Van­ity Fair: ‘It is lonely but I have so much work to do that I get dis­tracted… And I get fear­ful of re­la­tion­ships.’

De­spite be­ing linked with both Leonardo Dicaprio and rap­per Travis Scott over the past year, she hasn’t had a se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ship since break­ing up with Chris Brown for the sec­ond time in 2013, fol­low­ing their 2009 split, which saw him con­victed of as­sault­ing her.

‘It’s like she’ll never let her­self love some­one as much as she loved Chris,’ our source re­veals. ‘She loves the fact that Drake treats her with so much re­spect but she’s not sure her feel­ings for him are as strong as they were for Chris. She’s not 100 per cent sure that Drake is the per­son she wants to take that mas­sive next step with.’

And it ap­pears that Drake’s in­tense on-stage be­hav­iour is only push­ing Ri­hanna fur­ther away. As well as the pub­lic dec­la­ra­tions of love, he’s ap­par­ently been bom­bard­ing Riri with ‘end­less gifts and love let­ters’ and has even pro­posed mar­riage.

‘He’s made a very dra­matic move to lay his cards on the ta­ble,’ an­other friend tells Look. ‘He wants to know within a month if she’s go­ing to com­mit. He needs to know where he stands.’ It’s re­port­edly come as a shock to Riri, who just doesn’t want to set­tle.

‘She’s told Drake she needs some time to think about their fu­ture but wants to carry on see­ing him,’ adds the friend. ‘But Drake is in­sist­ing that if she can’t com­mit now then there’ll be no other chances fur­ther down the line. She’s on a dead­line.’


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