As much as we love the idea of a Drake and Rihanna romance, their kiss at the 2016 VMAs was straight up awkward. But their kiss isn’t the most uncomfortable kiss in history — take a look at pics of nine kisses that are even more awkward than Drake and RiRi’s!
Drake poured his heart out for Rihanna as he awarded her the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Aug. 28, making for one of the sweetest moments (if not the sweetest) of the night. But when Rihanna went in for a hug as she took her award from Drake, he leaned in for a kiss on the cheek, and it resulted in one awkward smooch on the lips! Who can top that messy kiss, though? Oh don’t worry, many celebs can…including Drake himself!
Remember when Drake joined Madonna on stage at Coachella in 2015? The pop icon apparently wanted to recreate her epic VMAs moment with Britney Spears by laying one on Drake, but he did NOT seem ready for it! Drake didn’t just flail his arms while Madonna was mackin’, he wiped his mouth in the most disgusted way once she was done. Drake’s people claimed he was cringing at the taste of her lipstick, but it certainly seemed to be more than that!
Joining Drake in the Bad Kiss Hall of Fame is the likes of Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson, and Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, who all had their uncomfortable kisses at award shows too. Meghan and Charlie’s lip lock after performing their get-it-on track “Marvin Gaye” on the 2015 American Music Awards, but they took things a little too far with an aggressive butt grab and some major face sucking. At least they seemed to enjoy it, though, unlike Scarlett who was totally caught off guard by John’s red carpet kiss at the 2015 Oscars! Oh, and even Drake didn’t have the worst kiss of the 2016 VMAs — that went to Catfish‘s Nev Schulman,
Even real-life celebrity couples have gone through their fair share of awkward smooches too. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s courtside kiss cam pic made headlines because of Will’s not-so-into-it look, and Mary Kate Olsen‘s “scared little girl” reaction to Oliver Sarkozy‘s smooch on her head practically went viral. And Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag can never seem to have anything but a totally awkward on-camera kiss wherever they go!
There’s even more where the awkward kisses come from, as Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner made our list (just watch Valentine’s Day and you’ll see what we mean), along with James Franco and Seth Rogen in their parody of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s steamy “Bound 2” video, and Josh Murray‘s never subtle moans on Bachelor in Paradise had to be recognized as well. So Drake and Rihanna may have had a bit of an uncomfortable smooch on the VMAs, but let’s be real…it doesn’t even come close to some of its competitors!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think is the most awkward celebrity kiss in history? Did you think Drake and Rihanna’s was cringeworthy? Tell us below!