Baseball star Matt Kemp has said he is not in a relationship with singer Rihanna with whom he holidayed last month, and insisted that they are just friends.
Femalefirst.co.uk reports that the Russian Roulette singer who has been single since splitting from Chris Brown after he assaulted her last February was romantically linked with Kemp after they holidayed in Mexico together last month, but the sportsman insists he is too focused on his career.
"Rihanna is just a friend, a good friend of mine. We went down to Mexico and had fun together," he said.
"My job is to get my work in, which I've been doing. Nothing distracts me from my job, not the contract, or my personal life. When it's time to play baseball, that's my job. No distractions."
"I didn't think all that would come out of it, it just happened. I'm not used to that much attention to my personal life. It's really not that big a deal. But in Los Angeles, doing things here, you're under a microscope, they're examining everything you're doing. It is what it is. Can't control what happens," he added.