Rihanna reportedly drained by rollercoaster romance after Drake speaks out

CALIFORNIA, United States, Tuesday April 30, 2013 – While Barbadian superstar Rihanna recently broke a 20-year Billboard record with “Stay,” reports suggest that she’s pretty broken-up on a personal level amid rumours that her rekindled romance with Chris Brown may be on unsteady ground following her ex-boyfriend Drake’s recent disclosures on East Village Radio’s “Keep It Thoro” show.

In an interview with journalist Elliott Wilson, the Canadian rapper lashed-out at Brown, apparently in retaliation for Brown’s March 29 release of lyrics on Young Jeezy’s song “R.I.P” that taunted Drake, telling him to “come out the closet.”

When Wilson asked about his feud with Brown, which started when the two rappers came to blows at the SoHo nightclub last year, Drake responded: “His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him. At one point in life, the woman that he loves fell into my lap.”

The much-publicised nightclub brawl was reportedly over Rihanna, who Drake had briefly dated during the period when her relationship with Brown was ostensibly over for good in the aftermath of Brown’s infamous assault on the “Umbrella” girl in 2009.

Now, sources are claiming that Rihanna, who has cancelled some shows from her Diamonds World Tour reportedly due to illness, is grappling with concerns over her future with the 23-year-old American R&B star after Drake’s on-air comments.

The “We Found Love” star is said to be worried about the impact of Drake’s remarks on her relationship with Brown.

Insiders have been quoted as saying that the last thing Rihanna needed was for old news to be brought up again. The famous party animal is said to have lost her usual zest for life and barely touched a drink at BFF Melissa Forde’s recent birthday bash, in light of her latest romantic concerns.

“Ri is normally the life and soul, but at Melissa’s party she didn’t even drink,” a source told Heat magazine.

“She’s emotionally drained by the Chris rollercoaster, and she’s now even worrying if it will last.

“Chris kept Rihanna at arm’s length last time the Drake thing blew up. The last thing she needed was for it to be brought up again. She’s spent most of the tour in her hotel room – she’s feeling so low.”

The 25-year-old Barbadian star’s younger brother Ronald Fenty also expressed his concerns about his sister to the magazine, saying: “I think she needs a little rest. I think she might be working too hard. It’s taken a toll on her.” Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)