Drake late to VMAs due to traffic
Drake couldn’t accept his trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (08.28.16) because he was stuck in traffic.
The 29-year-old rapper won the Best Hip Hop Video accolade for his song ‘Hotline Bling’ at Madison Square Garden in New York but was unable to collect his prize as he was held up.
His late arrival to the glamorous event meant the presenter Diddy – who he famously feuded with in the past – kept the silver and gold statue until he turned up later to receive it.
It seems Drake wasn’t having the best of luck at the ceremony as just after he presented his rumoured girlfriend Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, he tripped over the 28-year-old beauty’s dress as they headed backstage.
The hunky star missed his step but tried to right himself before anyone noticed by leaping over Rihanna’s golden gown.
However, he seemingly stamped on her foot by accident as she let out a yelp before checking on the clumsy rapper.
Determined to make light of the embarrassing situation, which was caught on camera, Drake claimed: "I’m jumping!"
Meanwhile, just before his little blunder, the rapper appeared to be on cloud nine as he declared his love for Rihanna while presenting her with her prestigious award on stage.
He said before giving her the trophy: "She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. 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. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna."