I’ll always appreciate Drake and his cultural contributions. I’m here for his music. His clever lyrics. His singing on rap records, his diss tracks. But some of his behaviors are questionable. Particularly as they apply to women. There’s this narrative Drake projects as if he’ll save women, strippers, from the pole. There was the footage of doing too much on stage with an underaged girl. And even his relationship with Rihanna has proven questionable.
We could tell by the way Drake made his presentation of her award to be a proclamation of his love for her, that Drake viewed Rihanna in a particular way…more like a trophy than a human with her own autonomy. It was clear from the rumored note he sent to Chris Brown in the club, resulting in a physical fight at the club.
It read: “I’m f**king the love of your life.”
And while Rihanna seems to have forgiven Chris Brown for the abuse that took place in their relationship, it’s interesting that now that he and Rihanna have fallen out, he’s not only partying with Chris Brown, inviting him to parties and what not, the two are making music and money with one another.
Over the weekend, Brown and Drake released a new track called “No Guidance.”
It’s sketchy. Personally, if a woman I loved and cared about had been physically abused by her partner, they could forgive them, I could forgive them and even be cordial. But there are certain boundaries I wouldn’t cross. And if I had fallen out with the person I claimed to love, there would be no reason to develop an entirely new friendship with her ex.
It’s clear that the connection between these two is the fact that they feel they’ve been jilted by the same woman. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who interpreted it as shady. See what people had to say on the following pages.
There are some people who are happy to have the collab and are certain that since Rihanna’s forgiven Drake, the two are free to work together.
Either way, at the end of the day with thriving businesses, a fanbase clamoring for new music and a new love, Rihanna’s not thinking about the two men from her past.