Drake is finally setting the record straight on new rumors that have popped up claiming he’s dating Rihanna, who just broke up with her boyfriend Matt Kemp not too long ago.

In a recent interview with UK radio personality Tim Westwood, Drizzy denied that he and his “What’s My Name?” collaborator were an item, though he did say that he does “care for her very much” and she’s a “great person.”

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“Me and Rihanna have a great connection, but no, we’re not together,” he told BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Tim Westwood during his U.K. tour.

While he shared a brief romance with his “What’s My Name?” collaborator in 2009, their relationship remains platonic. “I care for her very much. She’s a great person,” he said. The 24-year-old bachelor is in no rush to get into a relationship. “We’re young, young kids. Just living life. That’s it. I want to have some stories to tell the kids,” he joked.

Always the gentleman, Drake showered praise on RiRi, who helped him score his first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “I think she sets a certain precedent as far as fashion, as far as all the things women care about—hair, the way you carry yourself, and obviously the music. I think it’s important.

Drake and Rihanna? Ha! Please. We’d rather see Nicki Minaj and Rihanna together!!!

While on the Tim Westwood Show, Drake also showed off his London accent. Peep the footage below.

Him and Nicki Minaj have definitely been hanging out together WAAAAAAAYYY too long.

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