It has been a decade since Breaking Bad first premiere, but that doesn’t stop Aaron Paul from gushing over his landmark AMC show. The actor was stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in order to promote his Hulu series The Path latest season and remember about his past interactions with Rihanna and Drake stemming from the artists’ die-hard Breaking Bad fandom towards the former AMC show.
Paul reminisced about meeting Drake in a parking garage in Paris, where Drake admitted that it was Rihanna who got him into Breaking Bad. He then went on to described her first meeting with the songstress.
He recalled, “I was just at some event, and an SUV was driving by me, and it stops.” He continued, “And the backdoor opens, and it’s Rihanna. She jumps out, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s Rihanna.’ And then she starts literally running towards me. I’m like, ‘She can’t be running towards me.’ Then she threw her arms around me, and said, ‘I had to meet you, I needed proof of this.’” And there’s proof also.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 8, 2014
Paul saw the “Wild Thoughts” singer again at a Super Bowl party, where Rihanna was performing. Paul shared that she was staring him down, he remembered that RiRi practically singing her hit ballad “Stay” while he stood in the second row.
He said, “She just does not lose eye contact with me. My wife is standing right next to me, and she’s like, ‘She’s singing to you.” He added, “Maybe she was just looking in my general direction, but the story I tell is that she was singing to me.” Don’t you worry Aaron, we would tell the very same thing to everyone.