Drake and Rihanna couldn't help but have their ill-fated romance get splashed all over the media, but that isn't stopping them from making sweet music together. Drizzy recently spoke on collaborating with the Barbadian popstress on a new tune, but kept details to a minimum.

"I just did this great song with Rihanna so I hope we get to shoot a video for that too," Drake told MTV while backstage at the first date on his fall tour. "I'm really excited about that song."

The pair's relationship extends back to May 2009, when the two were caught canoodling at New York City's Lucky Strikes Lane & Lounge. "I'm being honest. [She's] just a friend, that's all. A great artist. I have the most respect for her. I think she's so talented," he quickly clarified a few days later.

Drake later opened up about the hookup, sharing that RiRi made him feel "nervous and small" and that she had "overwhelmed" him at the time. "She gave me an emotion I truly miss in my life. On the album I wanted to pay homage to her for giving me that emotion," he said, later explaining that she used him as a pawn.

More recently, Drizzy has been focusing on his music career, with his spicy collabo with Lil Wayne 'Gonorrhea' having hit the 'Net this week. Drake is currently on his 'Lights Dreams and Nightmares' tour, and working on his follow-up to his debut 'Thank Me Later.'