“I pray that you find somebody that holds you down like this woman right here,” Drake told the Staples Center while Rihanna hugged him from behind, according to fan-shot video.
Rihanna came out onstage and helped Drake perform their joint hit “Work,” which she followed up with a rendition of “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Watch video from the concert below.
Drake had surprised the U.K. crowd in Manchester during Rihanna’s Anti World Tour earlier this year for a similar performance. “Manchester, you got to make some noise for the most beautiful, talented woman I’ve ever seen in my life…I’m getting my heart broken,” he said at the time.
Drake then professed his love while presenting Rihanna the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he said in part. “She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life i’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me.”