Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” concerts aren’t just for calling out Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex. The “One Dance” rapper, who’s been touring with Future, gave his rumored girlfriend Rihanna a sweet shout-out during a show at Madison Square Garden.
Before playing a few of Rihanna’s songs, Page Six reports that Drake addressed the crowd Saturday night telling them just how much he likes the “Work” singer. “If you’ve got love for Rihanna … you know I’ve got love for Rihanna,” he said. The Toronto native also addressed the single ladies in the crowd, saying: “Where’s all my New York women tonight at, cuz I’ve got a night off after this.”
Drake and Rihanna haven’t confirmed their relationship, but it’s been reported that they rekindled things a few months ago. According to E! Online, Drake is more than ready to make things official with Rihanna but she’s the one who isn’t ready to put a title on their relationship. “Drake would make her his girlfriend in a second if he could,” the source said. “It’s more Rihanna, though. They both care about each other and are having a good time spending time with each other. Drake has expressed to Rihanna that he only wants to date her and only her, but she wants to take [it] day by day this time around.”
Even though they aren’t publicly claiming each other, the source said things are “great” between Drake and Rihanna and their romance is “progressing nicely.” People magazine reported in May that one reason they want to keep their relationship under the radar is because this time around they “want to do it right.” The pair was first linked in 2009 and have dated off and on since then.