Rihanna Squashes Josh Hartnett Rumors
The singer says she can't hit the clubs without being linked to someone
Rihanna is hoping to put to rest once and for all the rumors that she and Josh Hartnett had a fling this fall.
“This is what really happened,” she tells Allure in its January issue, according to the Associated Press. “He and my management, they have each other’s contact information. I went to [the New York club] Pink Elephant, and he came by. All of a sudden, the next day, I’m seeing that we were kissing and hugging up each other.”
The 19-year-old singer’s denial comes after Hartnett, 29, earlier dodged the question on a morning talk show.
“You can’t even go out with a friend who’s a celebrity and have a good time without people making [bleep] up,” Rihanna tells Allure. “Well, at least he’s good-looking, right?”
Rihanna, who recently nabbed six Grammy nominations for her smash-hit song “Umbrella” and platinum album Good Girl Gone Bad, also addresses speculation that there is tension between her and Beyoncé, now that Rihanna is Jay-Z’s new protégé.
“When we see each other we say hi,” Rihanna says. “We’re not enemies, but we’re not ‘friends’ friends.”
She also has a message for anyone who doesn’t like her bob haircut. “It made me stand out as an artist,” she says. “I don’t care who likes it – this is me.”