Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna and Drake exchanged kisses on the cheeks as he presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Sunday night during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City Reuters

American rapper/singer Nicki Minaj is reportedly beside Canadian rapper Drake after his supposed split with Rihanna. The Hotline Bling star is not doing well after his break-up from the Barbadian beauty. 

A source told Hollywood Life: "Nicki has always spoiled Drake and that's why he's so attached to her. She is doing the most and telling him everything he wants to hear."

In 2014, Minaj had opened up about her fantasy of running away with Drake and getting married. In an interview with i-D, the 33-year-old rapper gushed about her ideal man. She said: "One day I will run away with Drake and get married, but right now it's just a fantasy."

The Starships singer was also asked about her perfect woman, which she said was Rihanna. She revealed: "She fondled me at the MTV Awards and the America Music Awards. I love her. She's the best fondler ever."  

Drake had confessed 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. He presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to her at the event and talked how he first met her.

"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."

Meanwhile, Rihanna seems to have hinted her split with Drake as she posted a photo message on her Instagram account, bashing her former boyfriends. The post read: "None of my exs are married or in happy relationships so it's safe to say that I wasn't da problem lol."


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