SAD RIHANNA: IT’S OVER
The Real Reason Behind Their Split We thought Drake and Riri were ready to go the distance, but after just a couple of months, Look can reveal the real reason it hasn’t worked out…
When Rihanna posted a cryptic message to her 44.9 million followers on Instagram last week it was a nod to something much bigger.
The Barbados-born star was attending a family christening back in her native Bridgetown, but her on-off beau Drake wasn’t by her side for the occasion. However, it wasn’t just that which caused the ‘have they/haven’t they split’ rumour mill to go into overdrive.
It was Riri’s post the day before, saying: ‘None of my exes are married or in happy relationships so it’s safe to say I wasn’t da problem’ followed by a hashtag and a trophy emoji. We had to question why the 28-year-old, who was supposed to be all loved-up with rapper Drake, was harking back to her exes – including the likes of singer-songwriter Chris Brown, Leonardo Dicaprio and rapper Travis Scott – and whether she was now including Drake in this category.
But now we know. We’re told that the pair split again last week after a series of rows over her ex, with a pal admitting: ‘Rihanna and Drake’s relationship is hanging by a thread. Drake was irritated by how she till
IT UPSET RI THAT DRAKE CALLED TIME
still seemed to be “obsessed” with Chris Brown – and the cryptic message she posted about him being unhappy just added to the problem.’
Sources claim Rihanna spends a lot of time looking Chris up on social media, checking who he’s being linked with, despite the fact that they split in 2013.
The source continues: ‘Even though she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with Chris again, she doesn’t want anyone else to be either.’
Insiders say Drake’s asked Rihanna to stop, claiming it ‘makes him really uncomfortable and insecure’, and that she said she would ‘cool it off ’.
But Drake’s yet to be convinced by Ri, who’s currently on a break from her Anti World Tour, which is due to wrap in Abu Dhabi on 27 November.
‘Drake kept asking if Ri was committed to their relationship or if she’s still holding out for a reunion with Chris,’ says Look’s insider. ‘Rihanna hates that he thinks that and says he’s paranoid and needs to stop taking out his insecurities on her.’
Just when we thought rappers could only be romantic if they rhymed about their feelings over a beat, Drake, 29, came along and blew that theory out of the water. He gushed about Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards, telling the world that he’s been ‘in love’ with her since he was 22, before presenting her with an award.
He again professed his love for her when she joined him on stage at a gig in LA last month, calling her ‘incredible, beautiful and talented’. So when they got matching camo shark inkings too, we thought this time they were for keeps.
But it emerged last week that Drake had been spotted out with 20-year-old Californian model India Love (real name India Love Westbrooks). She attended some of Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour shows where she Instagrammed herself backstage – and Drake reportedly dated her sister Crystal when he took her to Coachella last year.
Rubbing salt into Rihanna’s wounds, India – who famously dated rapper The Game – also previously dated Riri’s ex-flame, basketballer Cliff Dixon. Uh-oh.
So it’s no surprise that Riri has been left reeling. A source tells us: ‘She and Drake were spending more time arguing about his insecurities over Chris than having fun together. But it was still upsetting for her that it was Drake who called time on their union.’
Amid the rumours, last Monday Drake pulled out of five tour dates after doctors ordered he rest his injured ankle, while reports claim Chris sent Rihanna presents and flowers in the wake of the split.
Our insider adds: ‘If Drake feels he can’t ever escape the shadow of Chris, he’d rather walk away than be tortured by his insecurities.’
Come on guys, sort it out – your romance is literally Too Good to throw away…‘
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