MTV VMAs 2013; Rihanna and Drake Dating? Spotted At Hotel After-Party, 'Hanging Together' Despite Boredom At Award Show

By Alma L. Cruz, Crossmap On August 27, 2013

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Rumors of Rihanna and Drake dating sparked after the two had dinner together in NYC before the MTV VMAs 2013 at Brooklyn's Barcaly Center. Rihanna and Drake dating seemed unlikely during the show, however, as the two sat separately and looked extremely bored and sad during the show. The two re-sparked rumors on the same day when the artists were spotted "hanging together" during Diddy and Jay Z's hotel after-party. 

"All the people inside were talking about them hanging together inside [the party]," a source told Hollywood Life. "They left separately at the same time, but through different exits."

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Drake and Rihanna were spotted having dinner at a local NYC restaurant on Saturday night. The rumored couple went to a Lower East Side eatery Sons of Essex. While no photos were taken at the eatery, but one of the chef's tweeted about their dinner date.

"Rihanna and Drake in the House @SonsofEssexNYC by Chef, Chris Coleman@COLEMANCOOKING," Coleman posted. 

Drake and Rihanna had a short romance in 2011, but later died down. "At the time it hurt, but she didn't mean to," Drake about their short-lived relationship. "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." 

Drake's song, "Hold On We're Going Home," is also rumored to be about Rihanna. The singer tweeted her approval of the song by tweeted the line that reportedly most refers to Rihanna--"I got my eyes on you" and "Cuz you're a good girl and you know it!"

Maybe Drizzy and Rihanna are just too cool for the VMAs?