New York rapper A$AP Rocky has finally stepped up to put an end to the chatter about him allegedly shooting a video with R&B vixen Rihanna earlier this month and possibly sneaking in a few kisses.
Rocky denied they were doing anything business-related and suggested spectators had jumped the gun on the dating rumors.
“Nah, we weren’t filming no video, we were just chillin,’ ” Lord Flacko told MTV News of the August 15 photos, despite the presence of cameras, lighting equipment and plenty of extras on what appears to be a video set. Rocky denied rumors of any romance, saying, “People crazy. You know people say a lot.” A$AP has been dating supermodel Chanel Iman — the couple even rode the subway home from Sunday’s VMAs in Brooklyn — yet even that hasn’t stopped the speculation. (MTV)
Last week, RiRi and A$AP reportedly shared a few intimate moments during a shoot Wednesday (August 14) evening.
Rihanna got up close with A$AP Rocky on set of a music video in New York on Wednesday night. It’s unknown exactly what they were shooting, but the two were spotted getting cozy on and off camera. According to photographers on set, they shared a cigarette and were seen making out at one point. Rocky was also joined on set by his A$AP Mob brothers A$AP Ferg and A$AP Illz. RiRi wore a floor-length zebra-print dress and changed into Timberlands while getting flirty with her co-star. RiRi and Rocky shared the stage at the 2012 VMAs and he opened for her on the U.S. leg of her “Diamonds World Tour.” (Rap-Up)
Back in April, Rocky insisted RiRi is nothing more than a good friend.
“Yeah I expected people to say that me and Rihanna were sleeping around. We’re just cool,” Rocky told MTV News while out on the set for A$AP Ferg’s “Work” remix video on April 10. “Man dudes be tryin’ to front like they tappin’ Rihanna’s [anatomy] and all that, but they don’t be hittin’ it.” “That’s really a friend. She supports me, man. She’s bringing me out, she ain’t have to do that. That girl came to my Coachella a year ago. I got nothing but love for Rih Rih, that’s the homey right there,” he continued. “I ain’t tryin’ to get in no trouble with no Rihanna rumors because I’m not f—in’ Rihanna. That’s somebody’s elses.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, rumors scattered the ‘net which claimed RiRi dumped reunited boyfriend Chris Brown for the Harlem emcee.
MediaTakeOut.com just got OFFICIAL confirmation this morning that Rihanna has a new boyfriend . . and we’re told that the two are “VERY SERIOUS.” Her new boyfriend is . . .A$AP ROCKY!!! According to a ROCK SOLID MTO INSIDER, A$AP and Rihanna have been on tour together now for about a month – and they’ve FALLEN IN LOVE!!! The insider told MediaTakeOut.com, “This isn’t some fling, they’re in love . . . cuddling, hanging out, everything.” The insider continued, “I’ve never seen Rihanna so happy – even happier than when she was with Chris.” (MTO)
Last fall, Rocky spoke on his now-infamous squeeze on the eye-catching crooner.
“I didn’t mean for the ass grab to be the thing. I don’t fiend for fake publicity sh*t. I’m just a trill n*gga. [Laughs.] Rihanna is what I want to be, as far as having a big core following. She’s very successful. She’s been doing it for years. Think about it. “Pon de Replay”…. So ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12…. She’s got seven years in this sh*t. Shout-outs to that young lady, and hopefully, with the grace of God, seven years from now, I can say the same.” (Complex)