By Ashley Hoffman
August 29, 2016

As Drake presented Rihanna with the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday night’s VMAs, he seemed to try to kiss the singer, but that level of public affection just wasn’t on the table.

Quick rundown: Drake emptied the contents of his heart in an impassioned speech about how the singer is one of his “best” buds who he’s been in love with since he was 22. He then appeared to try to seal the deal with a kiss, but Rihanna pulled away as she accepted her moon man statue. See the field day the internet is having with this moment below.

Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.

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