In Chris Brown-Drake Feud, Score One for Brown

And he gets a kiss from Rihanna, too, at VMAs

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 7, 2012 8:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Chris Brown won Best Male Video over rival Drake at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, but no bottles or punches were thrown afterward. The two hip-hop stars, who used to be friends, turned enemies after Rihanna dated them both. Their entourages were recently involved in a bar brawl, which host Kevin Hart mentioned during his opening skit: He joked that the entire bottle-throwing fight was over the fact that "Drake is from Canada. Drake loves to recycle. Drake thought there was a recycle bin in Chris' section."

The rivalry may have heated up even more last night, because Rihanna kissed Brown after he won the award for "Turn Up the Music," reports Radar, which has a picture. Rihanna, who won Video of the Year (for "We Found Love"), also performed at the awards show—and got her butt grabbed by rapper A$AP, who performed a guest verse. The Huffington Post has a picture—and calls the move "interesting," considering Brown was watching. Click for a complete list of VMA winners.

This combination of 2012 and 2011 file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake.
This combination of 2012 and 2011 file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, Chris Pizzello, File)
Rihanna, left, and A$AP Rocky perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Rihanna, left, and A$AP Rocky perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Rihanna and Drew arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Rihanna and Drew arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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