Inside Drake and Rihanna's Romantic VMAs After Party: 'He Didn't Leave Her Side'
The pair, who seemed to put their love on display at the VMAs, kept the PDA-Party going into the wee hours
It’s not just “Love on the Brain” anymore.
After her slew of fiery performances on the MTV VMAs stage Sunday night, and Drake’s heartfelt speech as he presented her with the Video Vanguard Award, the pair kept the love fest going well into the next morning.
After grabbing dinner together at Carbone, where they were joined by Rihanna’s friends and family, the two popped over to Manhattan hotspot Up & Down for a party thrown in her honor by her label Roc Nation.
“They walked in a little after 3 a.m.,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “Rihanna had a section by the deejay that was dedicated to her and Drake had one for him, but when they got in they chose to go into his section which was all the way in the back and much more private. They never left each other’s side. He was literally shadowing her every movement and was just so affectionate and adoring the entire night.”
“The Chainsmokers took over a whole section of the club. They can party!” notes the insider. Also there was Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s pal, singer Justine Skye, celebrating her 21st birthday. To add to the fun, “David Blaine was doing a ton of magic tricks all night.”
When it came time to toast the lady of the hour, “They celebrated with D’Usse cognac,” says the source. “And at one point they brought out a big bottle of Ace of Spades. They’d made these $1000 bills with Rihanna’s face on it that said ‘United States of Rihanna’ and when the bottle came out they were shooting them into the air!”
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With everything going on, the source says Drake still only had eyes for Rihanna. “They were very secluded the whole night. The club usually clears out around 4 a.m. but they were late getting there so they stayed around after it closed and shut it down. And they left together. He was really adoring and cute.”