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Drake told NY's Hot 97 that he and Ri are "just friends" and that they hang out, but that's it.
"Nah, nah, nah, It's not like that at all," he said when asked about a little somethin' somethin' going on. "I'm being honest, man. [She's] just a friend that's all."
The actor-turned-rapper says that he think the pop princess is the bomb -- but only in a professional way, of course.
"I have the most utmost respect for her," he told the station's hosts. "I think she's so talented."
Believe him? Yeah, me neither.