Rihanna Dropped Drake Like a Bad Habit
Drake, the young hip-hop stud, in a recent New York Times interview confirmed the wide spread rumor that he and Rihanna dated briefly last summer. That might not sound like such a big deal. He was 22 at the time and she was 21, so as expected the relationship fizzled out almost as fast as it started. What is surprising however, is Drake’s candor in speaking of the past relationship.
The Times quotes a verse from the opening track “Fireworks” from Drake’s upcoming debut album called “Thank Me Later.” On the song, which doesn’t mention Rihanna’s name, Drake raps I could tell this wasn’t love. I thought you were f___ with me.
Drake told the New York Times, looking back on the relationship that he was a pawn. What she did to me was exactly what I have done to many women in my life. Show them some quality time before disappearing. I thought, this feels terrible.
That quote is amazing. There aren’t too many rappers who would say openly that a woman stomped all over their heart. It’s one of the things that makes Drake such an outstanding artist. It’s not that he hurts exactly like we do. He is human after all. What makes him special is the fact in a world where men are as tough as Teflon, he has the confidence to say that he is weak.
Two songs from guys talking about hurting over their exes in real life are “Don’t Pretend” by Travie McCoy, talking about Katy Perry, and “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake, referring to Britney Spears.