Christina Milian has a ''very special relationship'' with Lil Wayne.

The 'Dip It Low' hitmaker, who has been coy about the rapper since they first sparked dating rumours last July, admits he is her ideal man.

The 33-year-old singer said: ''The deal is he's my man...crush. I think he's awesome. He and I have a very special relationship and I think I've always been very careful with it publicly because when you have something special it's like everybody picks apart words. They'll pick apart a moment in a picture and take something that's special and trash it.''

But Christina, who has five-year-old daughter Violet from a previous marriage, claims she no longer cares what critics think.

She told the May issue of Latina magazine: ''I'm just in a new place. I'm a grown woman. The haters are definitely wrong if they think I care. I can't figure you people out. I just want to do me.

''I'm not afraid to blame myself for any of my own faults or just to analyse things in a different way, but I don't over analyse either. I still gotta live life, but being able to look at myself and recognise my own faults makes me the more mature Christina that I am today.''