Drake impersonates Rihanna as he insists they're just "friends" during Saturday Night Live appearance


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Drake addressed rumours he is dating Rihanna as he impersonated the pop superstar on Saturday Night Live.

The rapper, who was hosting the US show, introduced the Rude Boy singer but instead donned a wig and performed his own lyrics to their recent collaboration, Work.

After reports claimed the pair have been secretly dating for months, Drake sang: "I swear we're only friends, friends, friends, friends, friends."

Drake, who appeared on SNL without his trademark beard, started his opening monologue by joking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"I'm from Canada and I know what you're thinking, but no, you cannot move in with me if Trump wins," he said.

The Hotline Bling star then burst into song, joking about how his face was used as a meme.

"I just wanna scream that I'm more than a meme," he sang. "I get that my face is expressive, but some of the memes are a little aggressive."

Comedian Chris Rock introduced Drake as he performed two tracks, One Dance and Hype, and featured in a string of comedy sketches including one appearance as wrestler Hulk Hogan.

It was Drake's third appearance on SNL after first appearing as musical guest in 2011 and as host in 2014.