Rapper Drake is convinced a romance with Rihanna would be "the ultimate fantasy", but insists he is now only interested in her friendship.

The Started From The Bottom hitmaker enjoyed a number of dates with the Bajan beauty in 2010, but they fell out after Drake accused Rihanna of abruptly cutting off contact with him, claiming she had been using him as a "pawn" in her on/off relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

The pair subsequently patched up its differences and teamed up for the duet Take Care in 2012, and the stars sparked fresh relationship rumours last weekend (08-09Feb14) when they were spotted partying together at a Los Angeles nightclub.

But Drake claims he is no longer looking for a love match with Rihanna, even though he considers her to be his dream girl.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "She's the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, 'Man, that would be good'.

"We have fun together, she's cool and s**t. But we're just friends, she's my dog for life. I'm not after p**sy like I was three years ago, when I was trying to make up for all the years when no girl would talk to me. But I haven't met somebody that makes everybody else not matter."