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Drake Instagrams himself wearing Rihanna-print socks—and fans love it

He's still head over heels, apparently.


Christine Friar


Published Aug 23, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 7:41 pm CDT

Everyone handles their exes differently online after a breakup, but if you’re Drake, you still promote their sock line.

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The rapper Instagrammed himself Tuesday in a relaxed pose, assumedly after a long day of “trabajo,” but there’s some subtle Rihanna #spon going on if you look closely. The pair have been romantically tied to each other for years (in 2016 Rihanna got a Drake-related tattoo), and even though they definitely seem to be in an “off” phase, Drake’s still out here promoting her merch. Iconic.

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In the pic, Drake sits splayed out on a white loveseat with what appears to be a humidifier running in the background. On a coffee table, a wine glass full of fruit punch and ice cubes sits waiting for him. On his feet, a pair of Rihanna’s brand new novelty socks (specifically, the pair with the outfit from her “Work” video).

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The Barbadian pop star just launched her sock line (a collaboration with Stance) last week, and each pair features a cartoon version of her wearing a different famous outfit from her career. She debuted the pics on Instagram:

As you can imagine, the fandom is very excited about what this development might mean:


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And while it probably means… absolutely nothing about the pair as a couple, it’s nice to know that Drake can be exactly as corny and sentimental IRL as he is in his lyrics.

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2017, 7:23 am CDT