Toronto rapper Drake may was clearl looking for all the smoke when he released “Fear of Heights,” a single on his new album For All The Dogs that was clearly directed at Rihanna, his ex-girlfriend. While Rihanna has stayed mum, Parris Goebel, who choreographed her Super Bowl and Savage Fenty performances, took to Instagram Stories where she posted an image of the Canadian rapper attempting to lay a kiss on his Bajan ex at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
The moment occurred when Drake announced her a a recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award and provided an over-top-speech describing her as “someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years old.”
The event was widely discussed because the duo were said to be dating at the time and it appeared Rihanna spurned his attempt to kiss her after he announced the award. (Later she would confirm she was put off by the speech he made.)
In “Fear of Heights,” Drake repeatedly referenced Anti, Rihanna’s last studio album, and went on to describes sex with his ex as “average.” He then claimed, “And I had way badder bitches than you, tbh.”
The song also takes a shot a A$AP Rocky, implying he has no choice but to be in a relationship with Rihanna. In the song he raps, “Yeah, that man still with you, he can’t leave you…”
The song lyrics fly directly in the face of an interview with Drake in 2018 when he described the idea of settling down and having kids with Rihanna as his “fairy tale life.”