However, “I Kissed a Girl" singer insists she has only 'hung out" with her fellow pop sensation twice and press has just exaggerated it.
"We've hung out a couple of times...Of course I consider her a friend, but it's not like 'I'm there,' making a big deal of it, because I feel weird about that type of stuff. Um, you know, we're just buddies. We've had dinner, and that's about it," Contactmusic quoted her as telling MTV News.
Perry also said that she and Rihanna get on as they both understand what it's like to be catapulted into the limelight. "We're friends and we're both kind of on this crazy rollercoaster, and... it's nice to have good girlfriends. I pride myself on having cool chicks in my life, and she's a cool chick," she added.