A new report alleging Rihanna feels "hurt" over rumors claiming Drake and Nicki Minaj are dating is made-up. Gossip Cop can bust this piece of fake news, which was posted by HollywoodLife. We're told no one from Rihanna's camp is sharing information about the singer or her inner feeling with the often discredited site.

According to the outlet, Rihanna long "suspected" Drake "had a thing" for Minaj, and now her "worst nightmare has come true." In a so-called "exclusive," a supposed source is quoted as saying, "Things didn't end well when [Rihanna] and Drake broke up last year. She still has strong feelings over it." The outlet's seemingly manufactured insider goes on to claim that for Rihanna, "seeing [Drake] with Nicki hurts, but she always felt like he was obsessed with her," adding that their connection comes as "no surprise" to the Barbadian singer.

What's more, the blog further contends that Rihanna is "slapping herself" for getting involved with a man whose "low level of commitment made her feel uneasy." The site maintains that after Rihanna heard the dating rumors she's "more confident than ever in her decision to dump the womanizer." "She definitely has no plans to get back together with Drake. Nicki can have him," continues the website's untraceable "source."

HollywoodLies, as it's often called, has fabricated the entire story. The site clearly saw an opportunity to concoct an article in the name of clickbait. The outlet isn't even sure whether Drake and Minaj are dating, so it carefully tiptoed around that to allege that the "rumor" of them even being together has Rihanna "hurt." But it's all fake news.

An actual source close to the situation assures Gossip Cop the report is "not true." As we noted above, no one from Rihanna's trusted inner circle is divulging such personal information about her to the often disproven outlet. Gossip Cop called out the same site just a few weeks ago for making up a phony story about Rihanna being pregnant with Drake's baby. Interestingly, blog makes no mention of that falsehood.

Additionally, it's also a little odd that the webloid published a piece just days ago that alleged Rihanna was happier with Jameel than she was with Drake, and now she's suddenly "hurt." The truth is HollywoodLies just fabricates one article after another, which are often contradictory. It doesn't have any real Rihanna or Drake sources. And it seemingly doesn't let accuracy get in the way of its traffic.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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