ri­hanna Blocks drake

See­ing your ex get­ting up close to an­other woman is a stab to the heart, even for some­one as re­silient as Riri

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The New Year is all about new be­gin­nings and we’ll bet Ri­hanna’s glad to start over af­ter a hellish fes­tive pe­riod where her ex-love in­ter­est Drake not only ap­peared to diss her at a NYE bash, but was also seen cosy­ing up to rumoured new love Jen­nifer Lopez, with the pair post­ing a snap of them cud­dling on­line. Not the best start to 2017.

While Drake, 30, and Ri­hanna, 28, have been on and off since for­ever, with their most re­cent hook-up end­ing in Oc­to­ber, in­sid­ers tell Look that the songstress is seething about Drake’s union with J-LO who, at 47, is 17 years his se­nior – and a for­mer friend of Ri­hanna’s.

While the fast, so­cial-me­dia lead na­ture of Drizzy and J-lo’s part­ner­ship – check out that cud­dling pic on their In­sta ac­counts – has led many to brand it a ‘show­mance’ for up­com­ing mu­sic (we can to­tally see this), Ri­hanna’s rage has sup­pos­edly been fu­elled by the way it makes a mock­ery of their for­mer re­la­tion­ship.

‘Ri­hanna was so an­gry when she found out about Drake and J-LO,’ says a source. ‘She had no idea he might try his luck with Jen, or even make it look like that – es­pe­cially af­ter his big pub­lic dec­la­ra­tion of love for her.’

It was only last Au­gust that Drake pre­sented Ri­hanna with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAS, say­ing: ‘She’s some­one I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,’ be­fore kiss­ing her on stage. We thought this meant the pair were fi­nally mak­ing a go of it af­ter spend­ing most of 2016 to­gether – per­form­ing through­out the year (leav­ing Drake very red-faced on one oc­ca­sion af­ter some X-rated dance moves), col­lab­o­rat­ing on the songs Work and Too Good and be­ing snapped club­bing to­gether sev­eral times, look­ing very much like a cou­ple.

But it was in Oc­to­ber that their re­la­tion­ship seemed to switch from on to off and, as we pre­vi­ously re­ported, it was ap­par­ently down to Ri­hanna’s in­abil­ity to commit to the rap­per with their dif­fer­ing work

sched­ules. Riri pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted: ‘I just think I have so much on my plate that I can’t even find the time to en­ter­tain a steady re­la­tion­ship or any­thing se­ri­ous. Or even a text.’ Drake was then linked to model In­dia Love, seem­ing to ce­ment the end.

But de­spite their split, it still must have irked Ri­hanna to find out about Drake’s NYE bash, which J-LO at­tended – wear­ing his neck­lace, FYI. While per­form­ing at Hakkasan in Las Ve­gas, par­ty­go­ers re­ported Drake re­quest­ing Work, only to stop the mu­sic and or­der the DJ to play a new track be­cause ‘that was an old vibe’. Ouch.

Ri­hanna’s also an­gry with Drake for omit­ting to tell her he was even work­ing with Jenny from the block ini­tially. In­stead she had to hear it from an in­dus­try in­sider.

‘She was caught off-guard, so of course that an­noyed her,’ re­veals a friend. ‘But she never in a mil­lion years ex­pected any­thing more than mu­sic to hap­pen be­tween them, and feels be­trayed by the fact he hasn’t come to her to ex­plain the full story.’

Ri­hanna and J-LO have also been friends for years, pro­vid­ing even more hurt. In March, Ri­hanna col­lab­o­rated with shoe de­signer Manolo Blah­nik and sent Jen a pair of thigh-high boots with a note, later posted to Jen’s In­sta­gram, read­ing: ‘To the bad­dest, be­cause I know you’re gonna wear them bet­ter than me!!!’ Jen then wore the boots for her next mu­sic video. But last week, Ri­hanna promptly un­fol­lowed Jen on In­sta­gram – and we think it could be for good.

‘Ri­hanna’s blocked both of their num­bers,’ says a pal. ‘She sees this as a huge be­trayal, what­ever’s go­ing on. It was never ex­clu­sive be­tween them but it hurts and it’s the way in which Drake’s done it that’s re­ally hu­mil­i­ated her.’

As for J-LO and Drake, do we see their love-in last­ing? Er, un­likely. Soz. Jen’s got her Las Ve­gas res­i­dency, while Drake’s tour­ing Europe un­til March and that busy sched­ule is sup­pos­edly what kept him and Ri­hanna from work­ing as a cou­ple – and she thinks the same.

‘As much as this has up­set Ri­hanna, she doesn’t see a fu­ture for them,’ adds a source.‘she thinks Drake’s do­ing it for at­ten­tion. He’s get­ting un­der her skin, though, and he’s get­ting at­ten­tion for their mu­sic, but as soon as that’s done he’ll be back to chas­ing her.’

Only time will tell, but we’re more than happy to sit back and watch.

She sees it as a huge be­trayal and it hurts

J-LO wear­ing the boots Riri gifted her last year

It wasn’t long ago Drake de­clared his love for Ri­hanna at the MTV VMAS

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