News: Drake & Rihanna Get Steamy, Intimate New Photos Released

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 10:45AM

Written by Rosario Harper

After the release of her "Cake" collabo with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, former short-lived couple, Drake and Rihanna, are raising eyebrows as new photos of them getting intimate have emerged online.

Upon closer inspection, relationship speculations can rest as the clips are reportedly from their upcoming "Take Care" music video.

Drake and Rihanna travel to new heights in the artistic visual for their budding hit collaboration "Take Care." The video, directed by Yoann Lemoine, features grayscaled, intimate scenes with the hit-making duo, cinematic close-up shots of a bird, bull, and fish moving in artsy rhythm to the Jamie XX produced cut, and a group of muscular male performers acting out tribal dance scenes. We have your first look at the forthcoming video, which judging by these images, looks to be epic. (This Is RnB)

Director Yoann Lemoine has voiced his thoughts on Drizzy's new video.

News of such a minimalistic and artsy clip isn't all that surprising, as director Yoann Lemoine revealed to MTV News, "They seemed to be super close and that's what I wanted for the video. Visually, it's a very humble video. ... It's not crazy. It's actually the most indie video I've done my whole life. It's probably the most famous artists, and they were so open to a project that was so minimal." Lemoine isn't the only one who had high expectations for the visual, but also Drake himself. Back in December, Drizzy Drake admitted that he wanted the clip to be the best of his video catalog. "I want to make it perfect -- the best video I've done to date -- so I'm just taking my time," he said. (MTV)

Last month, a still shot emerged online of the RocNation princess and YMCMB crooner working on their video treatment.

Everyone who's anyone is in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards this week, but Rihanna and Drake shifted their focus for a few hours to shoot the music video for their collaboration "Take Care." The two stars shot with Yoann Lemoine, whose past music video works include Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," Taylor Swift's "Back To December," and Lana Del Rey's stunning "Born To Die" clip. "I just shot Drake & Rihanna's 'Take Care' video," Lemoine tweeted. "Beautiful track, amazing artists. EDITING NOW!" He also included a photo of himself with Drihanna on the set. Back on the Grammy front, RiRi and Drizzy are both nominated and hitting the stage this Sunday; Drake as a presenter and Rihanna will perform with Coldplay. (Neon Limelight)

Last summer, speculation of a romantic summer encounter between Drizzy and Rih caught heat.

Drake and Rihanna got pretty damn close at a nightclub in Canada a few weeks ago ... snuggling up at a private booth -- but does the pic back up the rumor that they're really more than friends? The photo was shot at the Buonanotte Supperclub in Montreal on June 12 right around midnight. One source inside the club tells us the two were "all over each other" the entire evening ... and were even seen making out. Rihanna has denied the two are an item -- but after seeing this pic, you buyin' what she's sellin'? (TMZ)

Listen to "Take Care" down below:

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