After reportedly dumping Matt Kemp for cheating, has Rihanna moved onto a relationship with Drake?
It's not the first time rumors have surfaced about Rihanna and rap's flavor of the month Drake (better known to teenybopper types as a Degrassi star back in the day.) Last May, the two shared some smooches at a NYC bowling alley after Rihanna famously called it quits with a tempestuous Chris Brown, and Rihanna recently admitted to radio’s Angie Martinez that the two had a fling. And now that she may be parting ways with baseballer Matt Kemp, she could be strutting back into Drake's waiting arms once again.
Rihanna and Kemp have been dating since early 2010, when she spilled the beans to Ryan Seacrest about their fledgling relationship.
"He's my boyfriend. It's new and it’s fun and it's nothing too serious," she told Seacrest. "I don't want anything that's going to take up so much of my energy and time right now in a bad way. I just want to have fun and that's what it's about." Rihanna Has a New Beau
So what could go wrong with a little flirty fun? Well, if recent rumors are any indication, plenty. Kemp has been hitting up Hollywood's club circuit and seems to be visibly enjoying what it has to offer. Celebitchy.com reports that the big pimpin' LA Dodger was spotted leaving after-hours with a woman on each arm and alleged had a sexy sleepover with both ladies. (Ouch.)
Meanwhile, Rihanna's duet with Drake, "What's My Name," recently hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and they appear to be pretty "hot" off the charts as well. The chemistry is palpable in their new video, and Rihanna likely has the upper hand. After all, Drake was pretty vocal about the way the pop princess played him the first time ‘round.
"I was a pawn," Drake told the New York Times (via MTV). "You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I've done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, 'Wow, this feels terrible.'"
Sounds like all is forgiven though, as the two now appear to be spending plenty of QT together. And if it happens to go south again, perhaps Rihanna can channel her inner Taylor Swift and at least pen a few good tunes out of it!