Diamonds aren't always the way to a girl's heart.

A billboard can also do the trick quite nicely.

That was the verdict from Rihanna after collaborator/rumored beau Drake surprised the VMA Video Vanguard recipient with a giant congratulatory sign on Friday night in L.A.

When he extra ❤🏆!!!

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She shared an emoji-encrusted photo on Instagram, gushing, "When he extra [thoughtful]."

In another post, she revealed she'll be opening the VMAs on Sunday (9 p.m. ET). Will Drizzy be there to help?

While you ponder, check out the videos that earned her the Vanguard honor.

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