Rihanna And Aubrey Drake Graham Are Not Hooking Up

Did you actually think otherwise? Rumors hit the internet about Rihanna and Aubrey “Drake” Graham making kissy face at the Lucky Strikes Lanes & Lounge the other night. Well, Graham took to the radio airwaves to clear up that little rumor.

Appearing on New York’s Hot 97 radio station Thursday morning, Graham confirmed that he and the 21-year-old Barbadian beauty were indeed hanging out in New York – but denied they are dating.

“I have the most utmost respect for her,” he told the station’s hosts. “I think she’s so talented.” He also nixed any possibility of a blossoming relationship between the two. “Nah, nah, nah, It’s not like that at all,” he said.”I’m being honest, man. [She’s] just a friend that’s all.”

Between recording her new album and shopping, the girl just doesn’t have the time for a man right now.

Gallery Info: Rihanna shopping in SoHo at the Intermix boutique