Part 7: "Work"-ing on Their Relationship
- January 2016: Rihanna finally releases the first single from her highly anticipated eighth album, Anti — and it features Drake! "Work" races up the charts, and fans wait with bated breath to see them reunited in the music video (never mind the fact that Rihanna is rumored to be hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio again).
- February 2016: Rihanna addresses her relationship status in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. "I'm single right now," she told the host, adding, "I have so much on my plate that I can’t even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious or even a text." When Ellen hints that she and Drake may be rekindling their romance on the road, Rihanna shuts down dating rumors but adds, "I would love to go on tour with Drake. That has to happen." Two weeks later, the "Work" video drops, featuring a hotter-than-ever RiRi dropping it low for Drake, who can only pray that what he's seeing is real. In a second installment of the 7-minute-long saga, Rihanna rubs salt in the wound that is her and Drake's relationship, twerking in front of him while crooning lyrics like "If I get another chance to / I will never, no, never neglect you / I mean who am I to hold your past against you?" Heavy stuff.