Rihanna Thanks Drake for VMAs Speech: 'I Love You for That'
The 28-year-old singer was the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award last weekend and she performed fours times throughout the night. At the end of the evening, Drake made a surprise appearance to present the award and give a cute speech.
“#VMA2016 night was one that I would never forget!! I have the most incredible people in my life! My family, friends, loved ones, my fans, my team!!! All gifted beautiful spirits! And I’m so grateful that God has precisely and flawlessly arranged our paths to meet at each other!” Rihanna said on Instagram. “It’s because of you that I was able to reach this moment in my career! And it’s also because of you that I was able to pull off a night like this one, with 4 medley performances, 4 set productions, 4 outfits, 4 hair and makeup looks, and all in 4 days of rehearsal! It was a challenge but I wanted nothing more than to give my fans a true representation of all the colors that I’m made of as an artist! My journey has been filled with growth and people who continue to inspire me! Forever grateful to everyone involved creatively, from choreography all the way to wardrobe and production! @MTV team you were a dream to work with!”
“Thank you to the beautiful Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige, and Tracee Ellis Ross for your kind words!” Rihanna added. “[Drake] your speech was so touching and I love you for that!
All in all….Best night ever!!! I’m a lucky girl!!! To God be the Glory! #RiRiVanguard.”