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Drake Wishes Rihanna Happy Birthday During Dublin Concert

Drake gave a shout out to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna to mark her 29th birthday during his concert in Dublin, Ireland on Monday (20Feb17).

The One Dance singer, who reportedly split from Rihanna in October, 2016 after an on-off relationship, took a moment to wish his ex, without referring to her by name, a happy birthday, but instead of getting the crowd to sing the traditional tune, he simply began performing their collaboration Work.

"It's somebody's birthday today - somebody I have a lot of love for and a lot of respect for," he told the crowd, according to fan videos posted on social media. "So, instead of singing 'Happy birthday,' though, we just going to do this in Dublin. Instead of singing 'Happy Birthday,' we're going to set it off just like this..."

Drake and the Barbadian singer had been linked often in the past few years and he declared his love for her while presenting her with the Video Vanguard honour at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (16).

"She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22-years-old," he said at the time. "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."