UPDATE: After this article was published, Bella Harris took to Instagram to deny having a private dinner date with Drake in Washington, D.C., explaining that she was in NYC all week for New York Fashion Week. “Coming off an amazing New York fashion week, I feel I need to set the record straight… I did not dine in DC recently. I was happily working & dining in NYC everyday.”
Drake reportedly shut down RPM Italian in Washington, D.C., on Monday for a date. According to Page Six, rather than be hounded by fellow restaurant-goers and lurking paparazzi, Drizzy slyly cleared out the area in order to enjoy 18-year-old model Bella Harris’ company, though the model has since denied being in D.C. on Monday.
Sources told Page Six that Drake and his date enjoyed a bevy of plates, including “sweet corn agnolotti, spaghetti and meatballs, Mediterranean octopus and roasted salmon and also whipped potatoes.” Billboard confirmed that Drake was at the restaurant on Monday night, but we’re told he didn’t clear out the restaurant as reported; he simply waited until the final guests had finished eating so he could dine privately.
Billboard reached out to Drake’s reps for comment.
Here are the photos of Drake and Harris that prompted the original speculation.