And now, we’ve come back to the world where RiRi and Drizzy are a thing, and if you really take a second to compare these two famous couples, they have a lot in common.
Here are eight reasons why Rihanna and Drake could be the next Bey and Jay:
. Privacy Is Key: If you recall, Bey and Jay kept their relationship on the D-L for quite some time before making their red carpet debut as a couple, and Rihanna and Drake are doing the same thing. They hardly ever come out and say something about their relationship. They just tease us with special appearances at concerts and some paparazzi shots while out on the town.
2. They Make Musical Magic: Obviously, we know of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s collaborations (“Bonnie & Clyde,” “Crazy in Love,” “Drunk in Love,” and so many more!), and Drizzy and RiRi are right there with them. The pair have teamed up on four songs so far, and each one has become a huge hit. From “Take Care” and “What’s My Name” to “Work” and “Too Good,” this duo has proven that when they hit the studio together, magic happens. And when they appear in the correlating music videos, no one can deny their chemistry.
3. They Have Undeniable Chemistry: Speaking of, the attraction between these two cannot be ignored. Do you see the way they dance with each other or the smirks on their faces when they’re on stage during surprise concert appearances? It’s absolutely adorable (but also kind of like—ugh, get a room). You know which other pair have undeniable chemistry when they’re together? Bey and Jay.
6. Drake Name-Drops Rihanna in Songs: Drizzy isn’t afraid to put his girl’s name on blast in his music, and although he’s famous for talking about different women in his tracks, there’s something different about this one. In his latest track “Hype,” you hear Drake say, “They want to be on TV right next to me/ You cannot be right here next to me/ Don’t you see RiRi right next to me?” Guess who also always hollers at his girl “B” in his rhymes? That’s right—Jay.
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8. Just Like Jay, Drake Has to Try Hard to Win His Girl’s Heart: The back and forth between Drake and Rihanna is no secret, and Drizzy has openly said the Barbados beauty has broken his heart. But he doesn’t give up on trying to win her over, and that’s a little reminiscent of Bey and Jay’s love story, too.
Jay told Vanity Fair a few years back that when he and Beyoncé were both featured on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 2001 Music Issue “we were just beginning to try to date each other.”
He explained, “Well, you know, you’ve got to try first. You got to dazzle…wine and dine.” The article goes on to state that Hov “‘of course’ pursued Beyoncé, and when asked if he hadn’t been Jay Z—say, he had been a gas-station attendant and she pulled up—would he have been able to date her, he responds, ‘If I’m as cool as I am, yes. But she’s a charming Southern girl, you know, she’s not impressed…But I would have definitely had to be this cool.'”
So, do you agree with the idea that Drake and RiRi could be the next Bey and Jay?