- Photo: Splash/Invision/AP1 of 9
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP2 of 9
- Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic3 of 9
- Photo: SPW/Splash News4 of 9
- Photo: @badgalriri/Instagram5 of 9
- Photo: Lionel Cironneau/AP6 of 9
- Photo: Jordan Strauss/AP7 of 9
- Photo: KPF/ZWP/WENN8 of 9
- Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage9 of 9
For some reason, the rumor mill loves the idea of Rihanna dating a rapper, and for at least the third time this year, she's being linked to her friend and sometime collaborator, A$AP Rocky. The latest comes from the New York Post, which spotted the chanteuse on what is described as a "low-key date" with Rocky at Manhattan's Soho House on Monday. A few blurry photos show Rocky's arm casually slung around RiRi's shoulders, which were covered in a bulky, hot-pink furry jacket (see eye-searing ensemble pic below).
"They were playing pool and hanging by the stairwell," relays a spy. "They weren't kissing or anything, but they were looking very friendly."
Considering A$AP happily grabbed a generous handful of Rihanna's butt when they performed together at the MTV Video Awards in September 2012, and they cozied up on camera in his "Fashion Killa" video, the "friendly" part isn't much of a stretch.
The pair, who toured together earlier this year, have denied romance rumors that surfaced in the spring and fall. Rocky has been keeping company with model Chanel Iman, and she reportedly got between him and a security guard as they scuffled at the MTV Video Awards in August. Less than a month later, he was accused of slapping a woman in Philadelphia.
When contacted for comment on the hookup speculation, Rihanna's rep told the Post, "'Cause they were playing pool? Hmm."
A$AP Rocky brushed off the RiRi romance talk in April, saying, "I'm just cool with her. I don't even look at her like that. She's sexy, but I'm good."
Rihanna, whose dangerously dysfunctional relationship with Chris Brown fizzled this year, was most recently linked to rapper Drake.
She's currently making New York her home base and has moved into a $39,000-a-month, four-bedroom penthouse. According to the Post, she's using three of the four bedrooms as walk-in closets for her couture.
ALSO ON WONDERWALL:
Katy Perry, Pink and the Kardashians take spring break early this year on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, and Lindsay Lohan all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Selena Gomez and DJ Zedd keep their Instagram followers guessing about the nature of their relationship on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Check out Taylor Swift's A-list ladies night out with BFFs Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne and more on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »