Umbrella singer insists they’re just pals

Rihanna has denied claims she’s dating US R&B star Chris Brown.

The pair have been spotted together on several occasions since meeting at last month’s Grammys and seem very close.

Chris, 18, even jetted out to the Caribbean last week, where he’s said to have met Ri’s family and where they were snapped splashing about together in a pool.

But Rihanna insists they’re just pals.

‘I’m single,’ she tells The Sun. ‘If a good guy comes along, we’ll make it work, but for now I’m having fun being a single woman.’

Despite the denial, Chris and Rihanna, 20, are also believed to have matching tattoos. The Umbrella singer showed off what looked like an Arabic design on her back while in Paris last week.

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She does love a saucy stage outfit – Ri wore PVC dominatrix-style costume to perform in Dublin last Wednesday.

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