A website is purporting to know what Drake thinks about pregnancy rumors surrounding Rihanna. Unsurprisingly, this story was made-up. Gossip Cop can bust it.
Though Rihanna isn’t pregnant, HollywoodLife is still trying to milk the untrue claim. After first spreading the misinformation, the site claimed to know Chris Brown’s reaction to the pregnancy rumors. Now after manufacturing that tall tale, the blog is offering one from Drake’s alleged perspective. Of course, this was concocted, too.
And right of the bat, it’s clear the outlet doesn’t know what it’s talking about. “Drake was admiring his once lady love Rihanna when they attended the 2018 Grammy Awards on Jan. 28,” contends the online publication. The problem? Drake skipped the Grammys this year and did not attend the ceremony, just as he didn’t last year. Yet here is HollywoodLies, as it’s known, acting as if he was there.
A so-called “source close to the hip-hop star” is quoted as saying, “Drake thought Rihanna looked incredibly sexy at the Grammys. He did not think she looked pregnant at all, just healthy, happy and really sexy.” Is it possible the rapper caught her performance on TV or online? Sure. But then it becomes even more apparent these quotes were fabricated. The alleged snitch goes on to claim, “Watching her dance and shaking her body all over the stage really turned him on, he was totally into it.”
This is the second time in recent days, and one of many times overall, that HollywoodLies has talked about a star being “turned on.” Gossip Cop is going to be blunt: People genuinely connected to A-listers don’t go around talking to the gossip media about what turns them on. There’s a reason such salacious claims are typically only found on that website and not elsewhere. And in another tip-off that this narrative is bogus, the blog ends by asking readers, “Do you think Rihanna could be pregnant?”
Real media outlets don’t look to consumers for the answers. Journalists are supposed to investigate and provide them themselves. And that’s what Gossip Cop did on Monday, when we confirmed Rihanna is not pregnant. Furthermore, that’s also what we did last May when HollywoodLies speculated that she was not only expecting but that Drake or Brown might be the father. Mind you, the publication also ran stories about Rihanna being pregnant with their babies in previous years, too. (See screengrabs below.) If the site actually had legitimate sources connected to these stars, it wouldn’t have been caught pushing so many falsehoods.
And when it was alleged last year that Drake might have a baby of his own on the way, HollywoodLies did the opposite of this current story, claiming to know Rihanna’s reaction to the rumors. The site apparently wants readers to believe that these stars are constantly reacting to any development in a former love’s life. That’s not the case. And in none of these instances did the webloid have inside knowledge. It’s all been made-up.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.