Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has slammed old rumours she romanced British rocker Chris Martin before he met current-wife Gwyneth Paltrow. The I'M LIKE A BIRD singer was briefly linked to the Coldplay frontman, but insists all they've ever been is friends and work colleagues. She says, "We used to be friends when we were doing our first albums in England. "Everyone thinks that's (the rumours are) true, but no, we were just friends."