Drake, Rihanna Impression, SNL

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A fresh-faced Drake did an impression of Rihanna while hosting Saturday Night Live for the second time.

He also used the opportunity to again set the record straight about the relationship between the two, who have sparked romance rumors for years.

During his monologue, the rapper, who had recently sported a beard, started by poking fun at the fact that his "Hotline Bling" music video and cover of his new Views From the 6 album have been made into a slew of memes.

"If I'm being real, it hurts," he said. "It seems like this keeps happening to me."

He then sung a song about how he is "more than a meme." In the middle, he put on a cropped brown wig and impersonated Rihanna, even putting on a Bajan accent to continue the song.

"I swear we're only friend, friend, friend, friend, friends," he sang.

Drake is featured on Rihanna's new single "Work" and its hot music video has refueled the romance rumors.

The two have performed together in the past and have showcased much chemistry onstage. Drake hinted about a romance in a 2009 interview, while Rihanna admitted she was attracted to the rapper.

In 2013, Drake remained coy when asked about dating Rihanna on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying he would "always support and have love for her." The following year, he told Rolling Stone Rihanna was "the ultimate fantasy" and that the two "have fun together" but are "just friends."

Also during his appearance on SNL, Drake appeared in a slew of skits and performed his new tracks "One Dance" and "Hype." Check out more highlights below.

"Black Jeopardy"

In this sketch, Drake played a contestant who surprises host Kenan Thompson because he is a black Canadian. He competes in categories such as "Bye Felicia!" "Oh Snap!," "Bruh..." and "White People."

"Drake's Beef"

The rapper gets into feuds with cast members over minor problems and raps about them.

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