It has become readily apparent that Drake, the former teen soap star turned rapper, does not subscribe to the wisdom of “Auld Lang Syne”—Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon—for on New Year’s Eve, he chose to air out his former flame Rihanna.
While performing at a pricey New Year’s Eve event at the Vegas nightclub Hakkasan, Degrassi’s finest had his DJ play the Rihanna song “Work,” a chart-topping collaboration between the two, only to announce “that was an old vibe” and then order him to change the track.
Local reporter Cherney Amhara of Fox5 Vegas was on hand to take in the pettiness:
Drake’s rumored paramour, Jennifer Lopez, was also spotted at the event partying it up and dancing on tables. She’d reportedly canceled her own $1 million NYE appearance/performance in Miami to do so.
If you’ve been too invested in more important matters—like, say, the fact that on Jan. 20 an unhinged Twitter troll with curious ties to Russia will be sworn in as president—to keep up with the whole Drake/Rihanna/J.Lo saga, well, that’s more than understandable.
You see, by all accounts Drake has begun seeing J.Lo (and vice versa). The duo, who recently collaborated on a song together, have been posting Instagram snaps of them looking lovey-dovey, and were spotted grinding up on each other in Vegas at some hellish-sounding soiree called the Winter Wonderland Prom. This new social media-savvy coupling has prompted Rihanna to unfollow Drake and J.Lo on social media, since, according to numerous tabloid reports, Rihanna considered J.Lo to be a mentor and friend of hers, and considers it strange that she’s chosen to date her recent ex.
Over the summer, and after nearly a decade of hot pursuit, Rihanna finally gave in to Drake’s relentless slide-into-your-DMs charm and blessed him with the official title of “Rihanna’s boyfriend.” They even got matching shark tattoos. Drake had been after Rihanna for quite some time, even going as far as to get in a bottle-throwing match with her then-boyfriend Chris Brown at a New York City nightclub in 2012. But like most entitled men, it seems that Drake was more in it for the chase, with Drake and Rihanna reportedly breaking up in October after a few months together. Immediately after the breakup was announced, Drake was spotted out with reality TV star India Love.
Drake has an interesting history with one of J.Lo’s famous exes, too. Back in December 2014, Diddy and Drake got into a fight outside LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami. “Drake and Diddy got into it outside the club,” an eyewitness told Page Six. “They were arguing over the rights to a song, and got into a physical fight. Diddy claimed that Drake was using music without the proper rights.” Drake reportedly went to the hospital with a separated shoulder following the altercation.