Skip to Content

Lost in the hullabaloo over the Rolling Stone cover that went to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman is this critical revelation from the cover story that wasn’t:

Drake and Rihanna are just friends.

The “Hold On, We’re Going Home” rapper, who made headlines this week for griping about Rolling Stone giving Hoffman the cover, said as much.

To hear him tell it, the once-romantic relationship of Drake and Rihanna is now strictly platonic, even though he calls the singer “the ultimate fantasy.”

“I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man that would be good.’ We have fun together. She’s cool as s–t. But we’re just friends,” he says. “That’s my dog for life!”

Well, that sounds … nice at least?


Drake doesn’t have a girlfriend, not because he’s chasing girls, but just because “I haven’t met somebody that makes everybody else not matter,” he says.

Rihanna, his “What’s My Name?” collaborator, seems like she could be that person, but apparently filling each other’s needs is good enough for now.

The two recently rekindled their relationship – however you want to label it now – and have been spotted together numerous times over the past few months.

Strictly platonically … yeah, right.

Regarding the Rolling Stone cover controversy, Drake later apologized, expressing frustration with how the situation unfolded but insisting he meant no disrespect.

VOTE: Drake and Rihanna