Rihanna on Jay-Z romance rumors: "It’s crazy"

Other News Materials 7 May 2008 10:19 (UTC +04:00)
Rihanna on Jay-Z romance rumors: "It’s crazy"

(showbizspy.com) - Rihanna says talk of her so-called "relationship" with her mentor Jay-Z is "crazy".

"Well, it's crazy that you ask me that. People know that it's not true," she says in an interview with Elle magazine. "I think it's kinda a cliche question, and people know it's not true, so I don't even know why it's still addressed to this day.

"I get asked about it all the time and I'm like, 'You're asking, but you know the answer'."

The 20-year-old singer has been romantically linked to the '99 Problems' rapper since their love anthem "Umbrella" hit the airwaves last year, and she is so fed-up with the speculation, she doesn't "even like to address it anymore."

And on the success of the tune that turned her into a household name, Rihanna says: "That song is very, very magical.

"Because even when I travel, I can't believe the kind of people that know that record. Their age, their nationality, they don't speak English, but they all know that song."

Since then, Jay - real name Shawn Corey Carter - has married longterm girlfriend Beyonce; and Rihanna has been linked to Chris Brown.

"We've always been friends, but we're very close now," Rihanna says of Brown, 19.