We detail the on-off relationship of 'Take Care' collaborators Rihanna and Drake, aka Hip Hop's Ross and Rachel.
Has Drizzy been sending hidden messages to Rihanna all along?
Drake’s relationship with Rihanna may have been on and off over the years but the pair have always shared a unique musical chemistry.
Despite all the rumours, their hit collaborations always appear to drop cryptic clues about their personal relationship.
And fans of ‘Aubrih’ don’t need to look much further than Drake’s lyrics for the truth.
The rapper's complicated relationship with RiRi appears to be spelled out in lyrics throughout his career.
From 'Thank Me Later' to 'Views', these are the Drake lyrics which were almost definitely about Rihanna:
Drake - 'Fireworks' (2010)
The first hint about Drake’s relationship with Rihanna surfaced when the pair were spotted on a date at ‘Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge’ in 2009. Drizzy later told The New York Times that he thought RiRi was leading him on.
Rihanna - 'What's My Name' (2010)
"Say you gotta leave/ But I know you wanna stay/ You just waiting on the traffic jam to finish girl/ The things we could do in 20 minutes girl"
Drake - 'Take Care' (2011)
“When you’re ready, just say you’re ready/ When all the baggage just ain’t as heavy/ And the parties over, just don’t forget me/ We’ll change the pace and we’ll just go slow”
Drake - 'Made Men' (2011)
“One of my baddest women ever, I call Rihanna/ But that’s because her name is Rihanna”
2 Chainz - 'No Lie' (2012)
Drake - 'From Time' (2013)
Drake - 'Days In East' (2014)
Beyonce - 'Mine' (2014)
And in a collaboration with Beyonce later in 2014, Drake's lyrics suggest he was still trying to win her back.
Drake - 'Views The Six' (2014)
"What made us wanna act like we were married for two weeks?/ Now we back in California, we don't even speak"
Rihanna - 'Work' (2016)
"When I see potential I just gotta see it through/ If you had a twin, I would still choose you/ I don't wanna rush into it, if it's too soon"
Drake - 'Controlla' (2016)
Drake - 'Faithful' (2016)
Then his lyrics in 'Faithful' hinted that RiRi had expressed her feelings for him.
Drake - 'Redemption' (2016)
“Why do I settle for women that force me to pick up the pieces?/ Why do I want an independent woman to feel like she needs me?/ I lost my way”
In 'Redemption', Drake's lyrics appeared to suggest that he wants an "independent woman" like Rihanna to need him.
Drake - 'Too Good' (2016)
“I don’t know how to talk to you/ I just know I found myself getting lost with you/ Lately, you just make me work too hard for you/ Got me on flights overseas, and I still can’t get across to you”
And Drake's lyrics on 'Too Good' hinted that although their relationship was on track, the couple still struggled to communicate.