R+B star Rihanna insists the press have got it wrong about her romance with Chris Brown, because they are "just good friends".
The pair has been inseparable for months, vacationing together, being photographed smooching and even exchanging expensive jewellery and getting matching tattoos etched - seemingly confirming they are romantically involved.
But the Umbrella hitmaker insists they are only friends, and are definitely not sleeping together.
During an appearance on U.S. TV show The View on Monday (23Jun08), Rihanna said, "We hang out a lot. We are very close. He's an amazing person. But we are not dating. We are very close, very, very close."
When grilled on the difference between their friendship and 'dating', Rihanna replied, "There's a big difference and I think you know what."