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?
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.’
SHE’S NOT 100 PER CENT SURE THAT DRAKE is THE PERSON SHE WANTS TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP with