Just like there are people who obsess and argue over the existence of the Illuminati, there are large swaths of the population who debate whether celebs are or aren’t in relationships. Rihanna and Drake as a “real” couple are a very hot topic at the moment, a convo that went into high gear during the MTV VMA event when Drake awarded Rihanna with the Michael Jackson vanguard award and she supposedly curved him, rebuffing his attempt to plant a kiss on her kips with a friend zone neck embrace (though of course the yes-they’re-a-couple camp has pushed back).
— Jac Cande (@jaccnic) August 29, 2016
To add some fuel to the fire, we have some VMA after party pics shot at New York’s Up & Down club. According to press, “Rihanna made her grand entrance with Drake at her side.” Multiple images include the duo and if you are so inclined there is plenty of body language fodder contained within them to bolster your argument, whichever team you may be on. Similar to the “Faded” Illuminati debate, we’re too exhausted to have an opinion.
There were a TON of celebrities at the event (like maybe only celebs ’cause you know Up & Down’s door game is vicious), including Jaden Smith and Sarah Snyder, another couple people enjoy debating (for other reasons though). Also in attendance were Jeremy Scott, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Edward Enninful, Justine Skye, Puffy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Spacey and Tyson Beckford and Amber Rose, whose boob game was on eleven.