RiRi and Drake dominate MTV VMAs with 5 nominations each

London: Rihanna and her ex-lover Drake led the charge at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, picking up five nominations each.

The chart-toppers, who were rumoured to have casually dated recently, will battle it out in the ‘Video Of The Year’ category for ‘We Found Love’ and Drake’s ‘Take Care’, which features Rihanna.

They will be competing against Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ and M.I.A’s ‘Bad Girls’, the Sun reported.

Shockingly, Lady Gaga wasn’t for a single gong, even though her ‘Marry The Night and You And I’ videos were eligible.

Rihanna is also up for ‘Best Female Video’, ‘Best Pop Video’, ‘Best Choreography’ and ‘Best Visual Effects’, while Drake will be hoping to bag ‘Best Hip-Hop Video’, ‘Best Male Video’, ‘Best Art Direction’ and ‘Best Cinematography’.

The rapper will be going up against his rival Chris Brown for the ‘Best Male Video prize’.