June 11th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Rihanna gave Drake a taste of his own medicine

It seems hip-hop superstar Drake is definitely “Over” Rihanna.

The 23-year-old rapper, who dated the “Rock Star” singer shortly after her split from troubled ex Chris Brown, told the New York Times he now believes the Barbadian beauty was more attracted to his music than his machismo.

“I was a pawn,” Drake said of Rihanna, 22, who began romancing him shortly after she contacted him to write a song on her new album. When the song didn’t get released, the relationship hit a sour note and Rihanna let him go.

“She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear,” the Toronto native and former “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star explained. “I was like, 'Wow, this feels terrible.' ”

But don’t sing the blues for him just yet. His friend, basketball star LeBron James, hopes to set him up with Halle Berry’s cousin, and Drake and Berry have reportedly been exchanging text messages to arrange the intros.

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  1. Lil Eddy

    f me rihanna is not de type i will advice u to but u as a man u hav ur choice to make dat is f u drake

    December 6, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. lily

    f drake wntd a relationship. the last person to thk f shd ve bin rihanna. but anywe since he used otha gals the way riri did, then ts a lesson for u drake. look for the ryt love.

    July 30, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michelle

    Really excited to see her in concert! Got my tickets at Charged.fm (http://www.charged.fm/performer/item/7604/rihanna)

    June 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MD

    IF DRAKE LOOKIN FOR LOVE HE CAN COME THIS WAYY! LOL

    June 15, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bennie

    RIHANNA'S A TRAMP PLAIN AND SIMPLE! I am so sick of this fixed, fake, media carrying the cool-aid for this chic! She has caused alot of damage in the lives of many young men but because she is a FEMALE no one in the media will tell the turth about her. She is an ABUSER, She attacked her 9 yr old brother with a bottle and took the heel of her shoe to her ex-boytoy! I can just imagine what she put CHris brown through on the faithful night! Rihanna is disgusting & I look forward to her getting what she has coming! The media supports you but the fans of music are all against you dear we see through the lies!

    June 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Truth

    Apparently, Drake is a cornball. This explains why Rihanna "disappeared," because she wants nothing to do with him.

    June 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. justme

    Another interesting point: Chris Brown has been known to hint in a song („Famous Girl“ on his album „Graffiti“) that Rihanna, while she was still his girlfriend, had cheated on him with Drake. No one wanted to believe Brown when he told that tale some time after his split-up with Rihanna, b/c he was the bad guy. But since Drake now confirmed a brief affair with Rihanna, albeit claiming it took place after Rihanna left Chris (but does Drake know that? No one knows when they split up exactly), that news also sheds some strange new light on Chrihannagate: Maybe Chris Brown wasn’t the only cheater in the game…

    June 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. justme

    Rihanna is quite a liar in that case. She always insisted in interviews that there had been nothing going on between herself and Drake, alluded that the press made it all up, AND she kept saying that the two of them were good friends. Well, apparently they are not! If she lies to the public sometimes then she should never complain again if some media lie about her.

    June 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. star

    Yea rihanna is lame she just keeps messing up with all the men that's why she could never keep a stable relationship. But hey wish her all the luck wit her new album and new man..

    June 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. laura

    Live & Learn - Life goes on.

    June 12, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cassandra

    Drake pls stop whinning. Riri jst got her hrt broken. U shouldnt even expect a relationship so soon. U should have helped her go tru d healing process

    June 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Vanessa

    Drake..you can text me. vannessamckezi@gmail.com

    June 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Holly

    Anybody messing with Rihanna after that CB incident should tread very lightly. I'm sure she's not taking any prisoners anymore.

    June 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beyonce

      That tramp started that fight with Chris per the police report via the national coalition for men. I am so sick of the media never telling the truth and trying to constantly make this tramp out to be a victim. She sleep with Jay-Z to get on the banana boot to America now she has to continue to sleep around to get competent ppl to write songs for her. Remember when she said she slept with JUSTINE TIMBERLAKE but he never said a word about it! She's a tramp!

      June 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RS

    Hahahahaha ! That's funny that she did to him what he's done to women in the past. Well done Rihanna ! I think its funny. Maybe now he'll be a little bit smarter for the next relationship and actually hook up with someone out of love.

    June 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. GAIL

    and this is entertainment news? wow...

    June 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      No one ever said it was good news... it IS entertainment related. Not quite sure what your definition is...

      June 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. uh

    why is this a story? wah I got dumped by a chick but its ok im txtn another one......ok?

    June 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Yes, but no one knows and/or cares about your love life. You aren't a celebrity.

      June 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. colin

    sucks as a rapper/crooner AND as a boyfriend apparently. Poor, poor Drake.

    June 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bajan

    The people of Barbados are called Barbadians. That is the correct term. As a Barbadian, I ought to know. We are also known as Bajans.That is a colloquial term that has become widely accepted. Hence, both terms are correct. End of story.
    Greetings from Bim, that's colloquial for Barbados :).

    June 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ANASTACIA

    tell Drake that you teach people how to treat you. How you treat others is how you will be treated. they learn acceptable behaviors from you. On to the next one!

    June 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jackie

    I grew up in the Caribbean also and officially they are Barbadians-Bajans for short.
    Just like Vincentians are referred to as Vincy and Trinidadians- Trini.

    June 11, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  21. yung icety

    wow! though i've not seen drake before, but i do believe he his gud, gentle and responsible. Drake is good to go, rihanna's heart has been broken and she really drake to ammend and renew it for her.

    June 11, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  22. Semirra Long

    There is no such thing as "Barbadian". Rihanna and the rest of the the people from Barbados are Bajan! geez

    June 11, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • jem

      exactly... I grew up in the Caribbean, and the correct term was Bajan

      June 11, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Toosliq

      And all this time I thought it was "BarbieDollians"....

      June 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • T.O.

      Actually Barbadian is the correct term. Bajan is a colloquial term.

      June 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ba

      Please don't talk about something you don't know about. I am a Barbadian and I never in my life heard someone say that there is no such thing as a Barbadian. We do exist.

      June 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BAsafool

      BA – if you were Bajan, you'd know that we're only considered "barbadians" by the english, and US. Like I said, we actually call ourselves Bajans.

      June 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |

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