Rihanna was seen being ''very friendly'' with A$AP Rocky on Monday (16.12.13).

The 'We Found Love' hitmaker and her rapper friend - whose real name is Rakim Mayers - spent the evening at New York members club Soho House, adding further fuel to speculation they are dating.

One onlooker told the New York Post newspaper: ''They were playing pool and hanging by the stairwell. They weren't kissing or anything, but they were looking very friendly.''

The pair were first romantically linked after sharing a kiss in A$AP Rocky's video 'Fashion Killer', and it was then claimed in September that Rihanna was seen leaving Rocky's hotel in the early morning, despite him dating Chanel Iman at the time.

Also in September, the pair were seen getting close at Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week after-party.

A source said at the time: ''They were talking really closely and bodyguards were stationed all around them so no one could get pictures.''

Rihanna, 25, also appeared to shun fans hoping to meet her at the event in favour of spending time with the 24-year-old rapper.

According to an onlooker, Rihanna told fellow revellers: ''I'm just chilling, I'm too f***ed up and drunk, no pictures.''

The 'Pour It Up' singer and A$AP have been friends for some time, with the rapper appearing on a remix of her song 'Cockiness' in 2012, but they became closer when he joined Rihanna on her 'Diamonds' world tour as a support act.