Rihanna ‘unfollowed’ Jennifer Lopez on Instagram… because of Drake?

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Drake and Jennifer Lopez are together, you guys. I feel like we made it happen! Jennifer posted this Instagram a few hours ago, seemingly confirming every story we’ve heard about them. The rumors have been swirling for weeks, ever since Drake went to Jennifer’s Vegas show, and then they kept being seen together in LA. Reportedly, J.Lo even canceled her New Year’s Eve show in Miami because she wants to spend more time with her new lov-ah. He’s 30 years old and she’s 47. He’s not a scrub like Casper Smart, and she’s in love with love. Do I think this will stand the test of time? Of course not. But it will be a fun relationship for both of them for a few months while it lasts.

But it’s not all hearts and roses and love! At least not for Drake’s most recent ex, Rihanna. The Sun was trying to make it sound like Rihanna is sick with jealousy over Drake’s new relationship. I didn’t really believe it, but now… maybe. Apparently, Rihanna “unfollowed” Jennifer on Instagram.

While J.Lo and Drake appear completely smitten with one another, there’s one person who may not be happy about the romance, Drake’s ex, Rihanna. Eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the pop beauty, 28, stopped following Lopez on Instagram over the holiday weekend.

The two women had previously gushed about one another with Lopez saying: “I’m a huge Rihanna fan….and I feel like she’s such a girl’s girl, which I love because I’m a girl’s girl and she seems very sweet.” In turn Rihanna gifted Lopez a pair of $4,000 boots from her collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. The handwritten note to the mom-of-two read: “To the baddest. Because I know you’re gonna wear them better than me.”

[From Us Weekly]

If true – and it’s probably true – this makes me think less of Rihanna. In my mind, Rihanna was the one to dump Drake. She’s the one who consistently undervalued Drake when he was wearing his heart on his sleeve. And now that her former plaything has moved on, Rihanna’s going to get in a snit? Sigh…

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Oh RiRi… I thought you were more IDGAF than this. Unfollowing someone dating a guy you broke up with is so Junior High.

    • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

      Maybe she unfollowed her just to avoid any further eye rolling injuries?

      • als says:

        Yeah, just keep telling yourself that…

      • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

        @ALS, why? It really doesn’t matter that much to me. It’d just be a mild improvement if there were only two high schoolers in this story rather than three.

      • als says:

        Because I like Rihanna but I think her coolness is over hyped.
        She is not THAT indifferent, she is not THAT cool, she cares and it is nothing wrong with that.
        I don’t buy she unfollowed to avoid complications due to ‘eye rolling injuries’ (good one), she unfollowed because she cares.

      • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

        For what it’s worth the “eye roll” I was thinking of is, once Rihanna knows his playbook (and if he’s as much of a “player” as others suggest here), it might be a bit much to take (in an “over it” sense rather than a “pining” sense) seeing him make his textbook moves on someone else while that person obviously falls for it. So not that she’s not reacting, just that she isn’t necessarily pining. i.e. “Whatever… You do you, but I don’t have to watch.”

      • Nicole says:

        If that was the case she would’ve unfollowed drake ages ago not the woman he’s seeing next. The former supports your statement. The latter screams petty

  2. NastyWoman` says:

    Meh. I don’t blame her. Once your’re done, you’re done. Who needs to see the ex canoodling with the new woman?

    • perplexed says:

      Actually, this makes sense.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Now that is a reasoning I can get behind. Still, Rihanna can be petty.

      • Fiorella says:

        She can be petty for sure ! I remember the rice cake insult that some took as racist! (Katreucje tran was the victim and I can’t spell her name~)

      • zxc says:

        The rice cake insult was actually coming from her BBF/assistant/photographer/whatever Mellisa Forde and Rihanna publicly told her to behave.

        ETA: ok, I just read down below that it was in her lyrics. I only read about the twitter thing.

    • Jess says:

      Definitely agree with you. I don’t care if I dumped the guy, I still don’t want to see him on my timeline. Easier to move on if you cut all unnecessary ties.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      We don’t really know if he’s playing games too- sometimes guys will give the new woman the exact thing they gave you, etc., and most people wouldn’t understand a post unless they really knew details. My x married his new wife at the exact same wedding spot. Then on instagram he said they were “cleansing old energy”. What? Ok then. Lotta effort to be weird. Anywho what I mean is the seemingly mild “energy” talking “heart on the sleeve” types of males can be passive aggressive and “so nice” that their anger just comes out creepy. I suspect men who come off as “soooo nice”.

    • Brittney Buckley says:

      Yep. I’ve unfollowed friends and former friends to avoid seeing painful pictures and updates about my exes. Including pictures a lot like this one. When breakups are bad and the pain is still fresh and the ex is acting smitten, sometimes self-preservation is a bigger priority than “being the bigger person”. And let’s face it, none of us know what actually happened between them, or how the transition really affected Rihanna.

  3. Louise says:

    I wonder what Casper Smart is doing these days.

  4. Kate says:

    If she kept following J.Lo people would say she’s creeping on her ex. She couldn’t win here. Given her and Drake’s past any reaction, including non-reaction, was going to be a story.

    Besides, most people don’t particularly want to see pictures of their recent ex all over someone else, no matter how it ended.

    • polonoscopy says:

      Yeah, I don’t buy that RiRi is petty and jealous. Particularly since I’m sure she could have him back if she snapped her fingers.

      • Nik says:

        Rihanna has said it herself that she IS petty.

      • Ramona says:

        Where do people get the Rihanna isnt petty narrative? She is easily the most petty pop star of her generation.

        Its on open display in her music, like when she takes up with Chris Brown who is dating somebody else and then records a song with him containing a line asserted that she is “sweeter than a rice cake”. In reference to his gfs racial background. OR the multiple feuds with lesser artists. OR retweeting and liking shady posts about artists of her callibre. Rihanna just knows when an artists fanbase is too big to brawl with, otherwise she would really be all over the place.

  5. freebunny says:

    What is so attractive about Drake?
    I just don’t see it.

    • Louise says:

      Me neither! I dont see it at all.

    • Dani says:

      I know a girl who met him at a restaurant in Canada not too long ago. She said he was the nicest, most polite rapper you could ever meet. He’s apparently very humbled and genuine irl.

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        A friend of mine worked with him when he was doing his concerts in Australia. He said Drake was a jerk who had to ask his mommy for approval on everything. He said Drake made them stay until 6am because he kept complaining about the sound. And he said there were a lot of big black women backstage. Granted he didn’t know who Drake was because he’s entirely clueless and works mostly with the Foo foghters, kings of Leon, The Cure, that type of music but when he told me and then told me who he was I was like how do you not know who Drake is?!?! Anyway maybe because your friend is a girl but I got a different story from my friend.

      • Brittney Buckley says:

        “And he said there were a lot of big black women backstage.”

        Uh, how exactly is this an indictment on anyone but your friend? What the hell?

  6. MI6 says:

    I don’t blame Rhianna. I wouldn’t want to stare at that either, but it would’ve been much cooler if she hadn’t reacted.
    Drake seems needy and desperate for a hook up, and JLo needs to age gracefully. Have some dignity, girl. You’re starting to act like Madonna.😝

    • Kiki says:

      Neither these dim witted Pop Icons (as much as I love Mariah Carey, but she part of it as well) have no dignity at all.

  7. NeexKC says:

    I’d unfollow too. Feels.

  8. Squiggisbig says:

    It’s so funny to me that Drake still has this romantic underdog reputation. He basically has a harem of instagram “models” and strippers. And assuming him and Rih were actually dating this time (seemed very convenient to the release of their singles) the supposed reason for the breakup was Drake hooking up with India Love (after allegedly having hooked up with India’s sister 😑)

    • NastyWoman` says:

      Remove the “under” and you’ve described Drake. He flies under the radar because people think of him as “corny” and a “nice guy,” but he’s as predatory as they come.

      • Scotchy says:

        Yes YES YES!! Finally, this guy is super creepy.. He’s nice guy Canadian sheen is just that a sheen, he has a harem and they travel with him it’s gross. He is gross.

    • Kate says:

      Exactly this. The man keeps a bunch of strippers and nude models on call, no matter who he’s dating. He’s not some sweet naive dude whose heart mean old Rihanna keeps breaking, he’s a player who’s never been serious enough about anyone to drop all the side-chicks.

      • vaultdweller101 says:

        He has a single called Marvin’s something? It’s older, but the gist of it is him drunk dialing his former gf after he cheated on her and treated her terribly. I’m pretty sure that’s fairly close to how he operates on the dating scene.

      • detritus says:

        I figured that cellphone song was how he operates.
        Mad some chick got over his shit and still trying to manipulate her into feeling bad.
        I’m surprised about the side pieces though, he doesn’t seem that smooth to me, and he looks too much like David Scwimmer, but I guess money and fame are the best panty droppers.

      • NastyWoman` says:

        Detritus – If Hugh Hefner, Mick Jagger, the Orange Anal Wart and a bunch of similar old farts can get women, why not Drake? But now that you mentioned that he looks like David Schwimmer, I can’t unsee it…

  9. KC says:

    I’m soooooooo happy about this!!!!! A high note to end the year on!😁 I LOVE the thought of these two together and hope this ends up being short-term, long-term (at least a year). They both posted this at the same time which makes me think its confirmation to the masses. I’m going to be MAD if they’re just trolling us to promote their music though. This has to be my favorite celebrity pairing since……you know what? EVER!!! And yes, I am sadly and pathetically way too invested in the lives of these 2 people who don’t give a moment’s notice to my presence on earth.

  10. Hohoho says:

    Maybe for a music video? It seems weird how both of them posted this picture just like that. Seems like a stunt to me.

  11. Brunswickstoval says:

    How do people know when someone unfollows someone? JLo has 55m followers is there a search you do? Seems creepy people know this stuff.

    • Belle says:

      I think there’s an app, I know there is one that tells u what posts celebs have liked , not sure if it works on the great unwashed

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        It seems kind of silly that an app like that even exists. I was wondering how people knew when a celebrity unfollowed someone.

  12. Sam says:

    That’s petty. She was following Jlo before Jlo and Drake posted that picture right? So no one is going to think she’s creeping on her ex or think anything if it except oh Rihanna doesn’t care. Now that she unfollowed Jlo, all the attention is on Rihanna which is the way she likes it.

    Also isn’t Rihanna the one who was always treating Drake like crap? Undervaluing what their relationship was? So she’s mad he moved on. Girl he’s not going to wait around forever for your behind especially when you undervalue the relationship that you guys had.

    • BJ says:

      UsWeekly posted the story about her unfollowing JLo yesterday BEFORE they posted the pic.

    • Ramona says:

      I agree. She unfollowed Jlo to send a message not to the couple but to the world. And that message is as petty as Rihanna has consistently proven herself to be. Having said that, Jlo is like a 14 year old valley girl who cant bear to be alone. Drake is corny too but he isnt 48 with two kids, theres a chance he’ll mature. Jlo is passed that. Its all very pathetic.

  13. Shambles says:

    Eh, I don’t like that Drake gets a pass on this, like he always does, and Rihanna is made to look like the petty one. I mean… look at his face in that picture JLo posted. He’s full of sh!t, you guys. Maybe this time Rihanna was actually ready and HE broke HER heart, and she doesn’t want to see him with someone else?

    • Nancy says:

      Yep. Wheelchair Jimmy must be packing, lol, with all these women dating him. Men always get a pass, but in the last few WEEKS, first Taylor Swift, which is a mindblower to me and now Jlo. But like in my post below, I don’t get how woman who are friends or know each can date their friend’s ex. Lots of fish in the sea, why go after one that’s fried.

      • Sam says:

        Drake and Taylor Swift were never dating.

      • Nancy says:

        Maybe they weren’t dating but they posted enough photos of themselves to keep people guessing. Taylor’s usual m.o.

      • Nicole says:

        Taylor and Drake never played into the narrative. He went to a party of hers and people posted one photo of them talking and one posed shot. Neither played into that tab story and it died off in a week.

  14. Nancy says:

    I’m with Rihanna. If she were to start dating Casper, Jennifer wouldn’t be happy. There is girl code.

    • CN says:

      Agree with you Nancy 100% – how is it ok for a friend to get on with your ex? I don’t understand it. I too would be done with J.Lo for this. If this is not an example of breaking the girl code, then what is?

    • Ramona says:

      It depends on how tight Rihanna and Jlo are. They may just be industry friends, in which case I dont think girl code applies. They need to be personal friends for that code to kick in. (Which is a good thing too or it would be impossible to date more than two people in your college or within your profession in the same town.) Not that I approve of this fling, I think Jlo has immaturity issues that she needs to address as a single woman.

    • Brandi says:

      @Nancy Exactly!! JLo and Rih were friends! Dating a friend’s ex is one of those super shitty moves that most people don’t like. I know I would be kinda miffed if my friend dated my VERY recent ex. I didn’t like JLo before and now I definitely don’t like her. She can’t sing and she’s a mediocre actress, though she’s very beautiful. And I can’t stand Drake. He’s a creep and I hate his corny ass music lol

      • Alex says:

        A total dick move as a girl code but….. she gives me hope as a 40 sometjing hawt biotch. Go J. Lo

      • Nicole says:

        I don’t think they were friends. Katy and Rih were actual friends. They had mutual respect for each other. They didn’t hang out or anything. So girl code does not apply.

        And frankly the girl code is kinda stupid if you dump the guy and you aren’t close friends. I think it’s super controlling to limit who a guy can date based on your friends. Would it be cool to run it by an ex? Sure but he doesn’t owe you anything

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      As far as ‘girl code’ goes, if it was a messy break-up or the end of a long relationship and a very close friend or relative quickly got with the ex, that would bother me on some level, but it would also feel a little petty and controlling to think I had some kind of permanent say on who was allowed to get with an ex just because I got to that person first. With famous people, unless they’re besties or regular parts of each other’s inner circle and not just distant friends, expecting other people in the industry who you’re friendly with to stay away from your exes seems a little high school.

  15. swak says:

    Why are so many of these celeb relationships make me feel like I’m back in jr high/high school. I eventually blocked my ex from seeing my posts, but it was because I was tired of him trying to one up me in the comments or make some snide remark about what I said (he would see my posts to my daughters).

  16. Luca76 says:

    I think we’ll get another round of Rihanna and Drake eventually and I don’t blame her for not wanting to see the affectionate pictures since she obviously still has feelings for him.

  17. Right says:

    Where is single Harry to hook up with Riri when we need him?

    • Ramona says:

      Harry is doing perfectly fine in Meghans arms. Speaking of which…I hope we get an update on those two before the new year.

      • Right says:

        I said “single Harry”, not “taken Harry”. It would have been a fun pair after their encounter in Barbados, IF HE WAS SINGLE. I guess I can’t make it clearer.

      • Nik says:

        But why would you refer to him as single when he IS in a relationship.

        Your comment made it sound like you didn’t know he had a girlfriend (hence the response you got).

        So yeah you should have made that clearer.

      • Right says:

        @niki I wrote it meaning where is the single version of Harry when we need him, that’s all, I put it real clear. Can’t one have a wishful thinking? you guys need to chill!

  18. Shijel says:

    I’d unfollow too. Even if my heart had grown cold and nearly indifferent towards my ex, I’d not be invested in seeing canoodling photos on my feed every day. Don’t think this has anything to do with jealousy or anything like that. I’ve unfollowed people for far less.

  19. Lucy says:

    At first I thought it seemed out of character, but now I sort of get it. I’m pretty sure that, underneath all the IDGAF attitude (which I buy), there’s a heart somewhere in there. I mean, they ended their relationship not too long ago.

  20. MrsBPitt says:

    Look at Drake staring straight at the camera. I think, this is a stunt for their musical collaboration…

    • Lynnie says:

      I hope for their sake it’s a banger. Otherwise all this hype is gonna look dumber than it already is

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. None of this seems sincere to me, even his “relationship” with Rihanna. I think it is ALL fake.

  21. Yareally says:

    This is NOT a tragedy. JLo is rocking it, cougars rule and Drake is game.

  22. Veronica says:

    Eh…it may be a little high school, but honestly, who would want to watch their ex with whom they have a great deal of history snuggle with the rebound? Her response strikes me as pretty understandable. There is way too much pressure on women to always act “above it” than allowing even a small measure of pettiness for our own mental health. If she throws a temper tantrum about it, that’s ridiculous, but unfollowing is fine by me.

  23. Chelsea says:

    Can’t believe anyone would fight over drake he’s nothing special to look at. I don’t think he’s the best of the rappers or r and b artists either. He’s just the one that sells most for whatever reason.. He’s no frank ocean or kendrick Lamar that’s for sure.

    • Ramona says:

      This is true but there really arent that many “eligible” male stars in the industry. Musicians unlike actors tend to be tiny petite men. So a male musician with height is a unicorn and will likely attract a star of equal or greater status; Jay Z, Blake Sheldon and Drake. As Wendy Wiliams points out, this is why female musicians tend to date actors.

  24. Tallia says:

    Great PR stunt for them all.

  25. Radley says:

    It’s times like this that I SMH at Celebitchy. I can’t really knock your hustle though. Cooperating with celebs is a part of the job to a certain extent. Oh, and the commenters, SMH at you too. This is pretty clearly a publicity stunt. It’s only interesting for the staging and the timing of the staging.

    Who’s got new music coming out soon? I assume JLo. By all means, bring on the articles about how dejected Taylor Swift feels. Her video for 50 Shades Darker should be dropping soon as well.

  26. Dal says:

    People it’s for publicity. It’s all part of the game and gets them the attention they want. Then all the sudden they will stop hanging out once their collaborations r done

  27. Skins says:

    This is just work for J-Lo. Great career move