Drake and Rihanna pay tribute to their devoted young fan Megan Flores, who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Yesterday (July 10), Drake revealed that Megan Flores, the adolescent girl to whom he dedicated his latest album, VIEWS, had lost her battle with cancer. Megan, known to fellow fans as OVO Megan, considered herself to be Drake's biggest admirer, and earlier this year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation set up a meeting between Drake and Megan in the Miami hospital in which she was being treated. Drake had been in Miami as a special guest on Rihanna's "ANTI" tour, and Rihanna also came to the hospital to meet Megan and pose for pictures with her and Drake. Rihanna, too, paid tribute to Megan on social media upon hearing of her death.
The opening slide in the VIEWS liner notes reads, "This body of work is dedicated to Megan Flores. I pray for your well being every day." Yesterday, Drake shared a picture of Megan with a halo of flowers photoshopped onto her head. In the caption of his post, he wrote a touching eulogy:
"Rest in peace my angel. I know heaven is celebrating today. Thank you for the moments and emotions we share I am blessed to have known you in this lifetime."
In her memorial Instagram post, Rihanna posted a joyous picture of her, Drake, and Megan from their hospital visit in March. She referred to Megan as an "angel on earth" and wrote: "It's heavy news that I can't slide in your DMs anymore like I used to!! There was always a smile waiting for me there! You brightened any day! Rest up baby girl! We will miss you!!
I had the pleasure of meeting an angel on earth! After my show in Miami, @champagnepapi introduced me to Megan! She's inspired me so much with her strength and her perspective on life! So fearless and kind! It's heavy news that I can't slide in your DMs anymore like I used to!! There was always a smile waiting for me there! You brightened any day! Rest up baby girl! We will miss you!!