British record producer BEN HUDSON has brushed off rumours he's romancing Rihanna - insisting he's too busy to date the R&B hitmaker.
Rihanna has been liked to A-list hip-hop stars and athletes since her bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, including Lil Wayne's protege Aubrey 'Drake' Graham and basketball player Andrew Bynum.
The Mr. Hudson frontman - who has been tipped to take over the charts by mentor Kanye West - now admits there was a spark between the pair after a recent date. However, the Supernova hitmaker insists his career remains his number one priority.
He tells the New York Daily News, "We went to the movies. She's single, I'm single. I could say to a girl, 'We're gonna do something this weekend,' and at the last minute I'll be like, 'Lil Wayne wants me to play trombone on his new track and I have to go do that.'"
Brown was sentenced to five years probation and six months of hard labour after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in his car after pre-Grammy Awards bash in February (09).