Aubrey Drake Graham: I'm Not Dating Rihanna

Celebrity News May. 22, 2009 AT 8:30AM
Drake and Rihanna Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images; Jemal Countess/WireImage.com

Rihanna hasn't found a new man just yet.

Despite reports that the star spent Monday night "stealing kisses" from Canadian hip-hop artist Aubrey "Drake" Graham, he denies any romance.

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"Nah, nah, nah, it's not like that at all," he said in an interview on NYC's Hot 97 radio station Thursday. "I'm being honest, man. [She's] just a friend. That's all."

Rumors that he was dating Chris Brown's ex began when the New York Post reported that the pair went to NYC's Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge and stayed at each other's sides all night until they left together.

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"The two of them were stealing kisses here and there the whole night," a source had told the Post. "They were very cute. Both of them were in really good spirits [and] she was having a great time."

Although he confirmed that they did enjoy bowling and drinks together, Graham insisted he and the 21-year-old singer were "just friends" hanging out.

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"I have the utmost respect for her," he said. "I think she's so talented."

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