Talk about a fiery feud! Drake apparently thinks his former flame Rihanna is the devil, or something like that. On Tuesday, E! News revealed that when the rapper took the stage at Toronto’s OVO Festival on Monday night, he issued a subliminal diss to his ex-boo. During a performance of his song "Days in The East,” the rapper flashed the number "6" three times on a giant screen behind him, accompanied by fiery images of Rihanna's face.
While shocked fans flocked to social media to post about the satanic imagery, after the show, Drake posted an Instagram photo of him on stage with a "6" behind him with the caption, "All I Know."
The on and off duo have had a notorious history, but things seemed all good earlier this year. In February, Drake told Rolling Stone. "She's the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, 'Man, that would be good.' We have fun together, she's cool … But we're just friends. That's my dog for life."
While Rihanna hasn’t publicly responded to the devil-themed diss, a source close to the 26-year-old singer told Hollywood Life she is flaming mad. The insider dished that RiRi would respect Drake more if he flat-out bashed her instead of indirectly dissing her, and also revealed that the pop superstar thinks Drake is lame” for using her image to get attention.
Drake previously talked to MTV about the woman he has now shot down in flames. In 2010, after collaborating with Rihanna on the song “What’s My Name?,” the Canadian rapper said, “She’s just such an overwhelming and incredible person. And such a talented person and someone that I was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m here talking to this individual,’… Rihanna made me feel, she made me feel small; she made me feel nervous. It just put me back to the Acura in Toronto, feeling like Aubrey Graham, not Drake.”
The rapper later made headlines for his confusing relationship with the pop singer back in 2012, when he butted heads with her ex-beau Chris Brown at a club. Tabloids reported that Drake sent a note to Brown suggesting he had slept with Rihanna, and the exchange led to a bar fight that left several people injured, including basketball player Tony Parker, and Brown himself. Drake has since gone on record as saying he doesn’t want his name associated with Brown’s.
In a coincidental twist to Drake’s fiery Rihanna feud, his nemesis just released a new single that has a fitting name. The title of Chris Brown’s latest song is “New Flame.”