The best male video nominees are West, Drake, the Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and Calvin Harris, whose nomination is for “This is What You Came For”, which he co-wrote with former girlfriend Swift.
His late arrival to the glamorous event meant the presenter Diddy – who he famously feuded with in the past – kept the silver and gold statue until he turned up later to receive it.
Once the award ceremony was over, the two, who have never confirmed they are dating, hit an after-party together at the Up Down club in NYC.
He said that she was someone he had been in love with since he was 22 years old.
Beyonce has taken top honours at MTV’s Video Music Awards in NY – while rapper Drake got tongues wagging by professing his “love” for Rihanna.
Drake congratulated Rihanna once again last night with an Instagram post of his own which shows Drake giving Rihanna another kiss.
The new video for “Fade” then played which featured singer Teyana Taylor paying homage to 1983’s “Flashdance” before being joined by her husband.
He went on to commend the star for “ascending to an untouchable level”, throughout her career, and noted she has stayed humble despite all her achievements, saying, “Rihanna successes by doing something no one in this music industry does which is being herself”.
But it was her jewels that really took the performance look to the next level.
She was presented with one of her awards by four members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. She dodged the kiss, leaving Drake’s face nestled awkwardly near the crook of her neck, gracefully brushing off his move before accepting the award with aplomb. Ladies and gentlemen, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016: “Rihanna”.
Drake made Rihanna feel like the only girl in the world Sunday night. Drake is a man in love, and he doesn’t care who knows it! HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY that Rihanna was shocked and left “giddy” over Drake’s public display of affection for her.
They both looked happy and beaming as they headed down the UpDown club where Hailey Baldwin, Taylor Hill, Jaden Smith, Jasmine Tookes and more were already partying.