While we’re still here wondering what’s up with these two, Drake gives us more to keep our minds busy. He bought an entire billboard for Rihanna just so that he could congratulate her on her VMAs Video Vanguard award. The award is a big deal, Yes! but that gesture… that’s a whole lot of an extra mile Drake. But so sweet though.
Rihanna will receive the Video Vanguard Award at Sunday night’s MTV VMAs at the Madison Square Gardens in New York. The Video Vanguard award is the show’s highest career honor given to artists who have made a great impact on culture.
“badgalriri” posted a photo of the billboard on her Instagram account with the caption, “When he extra.” The billboard reads ““Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at OVO.” Drake also branded it with the OVO owl.
The mega pop star will join a select group of iconic artists to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Last year Kanye West received the award. Before him, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson all received the award.
Rihanna is confirmed to be at the VMAs Sunday night. Drake most likely will be too as a contender for Video of the Year. Rihanna will perform a medley of her hits, and VMA executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic has already confirmed to Entertainment Weekly it’ll be “one of those holy crap VMA moments.” So chances are good, given these two’s “Work” duet history, that Drake will be some part of it.