Chris Brown is not impressed with Drake's confession that he is in love with Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at Madison Square Garden on 28 August in New York City. The Canadian rapper presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to her at the event and talked how he first met the Barbadian beauty.
"The first time I met Robyn Fenty [Rihanna's real name] was in 2005," the 29-year-old said. "She was shooting a music video at a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto. The song was 'Pon de Replay' and the director was Little X. I was introduced to her... It's hard to believe that 11 years later we'd come together to create the visual for a song called 'Work.' Today the world knows X as Director X... 11 years later, they still know Rihanna as the one and only Rihanna."
"She succeeds by doing something which no one in this industry does, which is be herself. She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old," he said. "She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life I've looked up to her even though she's younger than me."
A source told Hollywood Life: "Drake's doing too much and Chris is laughing at him behind his back. Between the billboard and the speech — that's not being a gentlemen, that's just being corny."
"Drake is trying to be all smooth, but he's failing because Rihanna doesn't want him," the insider added.
In 2009, Brown had assaulted the five-time Grammy winner. He hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip and a bloody nose. Following that, the We Found Love singer had vowed never to date rappers like Brown and Drake again.
Meanwhile, during an interview with T magazine, Rihanna talked about relationships and the qualities she looks for in a man. She said: "Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now."
"I'm turned on by guys who are cultured. That'll keep me intrigued. They don't have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table," she added.