Drake and Rihannna Are Meant To Be Together & Their Song Lyrics Prove It
Grab your fire hoses and buckets of sand, because Drake and Rihanna together are literally too hot to handle. Sources close to the singers have reported that, yes, Drake and Rihanna are officially official. They have allegedly gone from holding hands and bowling to spending every night together on Drake's European tour. His next show is today in Nottingham, UK, so Drihanna (or Rirake) fans should hit up the venue to catch a sight of their favorite celebrity couple. I can't even deal with how beautiful their faces and songs and senses of humor are individually, so seeing them together is like a cosmic declaration of how to find a soul mate.
In fact, we can read their songs as a how-to-guide in finding love and, by extension, each other. From "Fireworks" to "We Found Love," they have no shortage of observations on the world of love and lust. And, ultimately, their songs are their love letter to one another. If we follow the white rabbit down the hole, we can unravel the seeds of their love in their respective hits over the years. From the very beginning, they have been moving towards this moment, and the proof is in the pudding. Or the leather bustier.
1.) Pon de Replay
In 2005, Rihanna sings, "Come Mr. DJ won't you turn the music up." Drake responds in January of 2014 by DJing at "Drake Night" at a Raptors Game in Toronto. Coincidence? We think not.
2.) "Best I Ever Had"
Rihanna and Drake dated in the summer of 2009, and this song came out in February of that year. Drake sings, "Know you gotta roommate, call me when there's no one there." Could this have been an allusion to Rihanna's relationship with Chris Brown, which ended in February of 2009? Also, this music video could have been entitled "Breast I Ever Had." And the mascot's hair matches Rihanna's flaming red locks.
This song came out on May 26, 2010. Drake sings, "What an experience/ You could've been the one but it wasn't that serious." How could he have known, back then, that he and Rihanna would share such a serious on-again-off-again future?
4.) "What's My Name?"
Clearly, your name is sizzling-on-screen-chemistry. This 2010 music video says volumes about the evolving Drake and Rihanna relationship, namely, "I will love you, doe-eyed, across this convenience store, and forthwith I shall knock the milk out of your hands in a visual metaphor of male climax, after which we shall share wine glasses and giggles, and we will finish up with a plate of noodles spliced with a smoky red rave." Six days after the video was released on YouTube, Rihanna admitted that she and Drake had, indeed, had a fling. Life imitates art imitates life.
5.) "We Found Love"
Rihanna croons, "Now we’re standing side by side/ As your shadow crosses mine/ What it takes to come alive." Once again, Rihanna finds love in a convenience store, and this time she spills more than just milk. She and Calvin Harris shoplift, pop wheelies in a shopping cart, and spray each other with beer? Soda? Rihanna's clearly revisiting her first love with Drake in the convenience store, and this time she's trying to make him jealous. She even chops down her carnival barker jacket from "What's My Name" and sews it into a singlet. She's clearly ready to join the basketball team from "Best I Ever Had."
6.) "Right Now"
Rihanna adds, "Tomorrow's way too far away/ And we can't get back yesterday/ But we young right now/ We got right now." Menopause is just around the corner in celebrity years, but right now she's ready for Drake to fight time with her.
7.) "The Motion"
This song was released in June of 2013. Drake sings, "Cause we said no strings attached and I still got tied up in that/ Everything that I write is either for her or about her," which is clearly referring to Rihanna over any of his other exes. She is his muse, the Beatrice to his Dante.
Ultimately, Rihanna and Drake have a history that is woven in their words. Let's hope that there are enough convenience stores in the UK to contain their passion after the concert tonight. And, years later, their children will be able to follow them down the trail of music videos and other collaborations, realizing for themselves how the "Fireworks" began.