CelebrityDrake and Rihanna Are Certainly Dressing Like They're A Couple
Thanks to one fan's eagle-eyed Twitter account.
If we're going by the rules we just made up, there are three indicators for two people passing the "just friends" mark: excessive grinding, late nights clubbing together, and public displays/confessions of love. (Okay, so that last one is a little one-sided when it comes to Drake and Rihanna right now.) For highly stylish duos, that list can grow to include matching outfits. And for Drake and Rihanna, two people whose relationship status is covered with the same scrutiny as any Donald Trump tweet have recently inspired a sartorial oeuvre of the highest degree.
For proof, look no further than twitter user @RihannaLDN who, in reality, is a London-based a medical student named Ahmed. His photo-stocked feed offers a convincing case that the two also share a closet—or at least very similar tastes. (In some cases, it's the exact same thing.) We talked to the 20-year-old who's a Rihanna, and sometimes Drake, fan, about his sartorial sleuthing.
How did you get started tracking Drake and Rihanna's outfits?
Back when Drake released his song "Energy" and I heard the lyric "Ex girl she the female version of me," and, obviously, around that time there were a lot of rumors going around that Drake and Rihanna were a thing. I was just assuming that he was talking about her. That got me thinking what if I compared images of them together. So I started looking through Google images for pictures of their matching outfits.
What has the reaction to your tweets been like since the VMAs?
It's blown up. One of my friends actually retweeted [me] because Twitter was all in a blaze of Drake and Rihanna. Since then a lot more people have been retweeting it and commenting on it.
Did you know when you started that there would be so many similarities between their outfits?
I mean it was just for fun at the time because I thought it would be quite funny to pair the lyrics with them actually being a pair.
What's your take on their relationship status?
Uh, it's complicated. That's what I think. I'm not gonna lie. Obviously, Drake, he's open that he loves her but…
What would be the holy grail of matching outfits for them?
Maybe not matching, but complimentary. Like this is so cheesy, but like a wedding gown and a tuxedo.
You've made photoshop collages to enhance some of the outfits, right?
Yeah. I mean, that purple jacket that he was wearing was just a slightly lighter shade before, I believe.
Have you seen either Rihanna or Drake live in concert?
I actually went to Manchester for her Diamonds World Tour and he was a guest.
Did they grind?