Drake appeared on Ellen on September 20, and the love of our lives (Ellen, that is) was quick to ask the hip hop star about something we’ve all been wondering about: What’s the deal with the Rihanna dating rumors?
But because she’s the queen of talk, Ellen DeGeneres was able to get not just that info out of him, but a short and hilarious dating history in general. Last we heard, the equally single Rihanna and Drake were hanging out, possibly canoodling before the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn at the end of August. So, what did he have to say about the matter?
Well, Ellen set it up as a super fun game. “You’re a very private person,” she said before kicking off a game in which she showed a picture of a famous, rumored dating partner of Drake’s and asked him for the scoop. First up? Rihanna.
"Yeah, great girl…” Drake hedged. Adding, “We had our moment. Always support and have love for her and yeah …" Um, so what does that mean about the present then? Well, he didn’t say exactly, but he definitely hinted pretty hard.
Rihanna certainly meant a whole lot to Drake in the past. In 2011, the rapper told Elle of his relationship with the singer, "At the time it hurt, but she didn't mean to. I'll never put that on her. I was hurt because I started to slowly realize what it was. I guess I thought it was more. That was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind. You spend days reading about this person in the magazines. All of a sudden you have this number-one song and you're at some birthday party and there she is. And you're just some naive kid from Toronto staying in some s****y-ass hotel who got invited to this party on a whim. That's just how it happened."
After pausing nervously, he told Ellen, "I heard myself saying something else and I know I'm going to watch it back and be like, 'That wasn't what I thought I said...'" Ellen, willing to change it up to get the best answer, offered a do-over to the star.
And here’s the kicker: Drake said, candidly, "I'm not into do-overs.” Adding, “In any way." And then, for good measure — and to fuel our fires that we know exactly what he means — he added “Which is an ironic thing to say.”
Ellen, likewise, seemed confident that Drake was saying exactly what we think he was saying, concluding “Yeah, that answers my question,” Ellen said, moving on to the next pictures.
Nicki Minaj’s photo was up next, and Drake commented, “Yeah, me and Nicki are like family … We haven’t really shared an intimate moment.”As for America’s Next Top Model hostest with the mostest, Tyra Banks, Drake said, adorably, “Geeze. I went on a date with her one time … it was just one date, we went to Disneyland in disguise, actually, which was fun. I don’t know if it was a date. It was like a get together. We’re close as well.”
And what about Kim Kardashian? “No, no, no. What’s going on here?!” Drake laughed.
Lastly, Ellen asked about 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings, who Drake seems to have been smitten with in the past. “I just always had a huge crush on Kat Dennings. She was kind enough one night to go out with me, we had dinner.”So, what’s his deal now? Is he dating anyone? “I’m not, I’m single, I’m ready to mingle. The album’s done, I’ve got free time … Well, I’m about to go on tour, but I have a couple months after that … I’m open to, you know.”
No, we don’t know, Drake. Do tell…