Matt Kemp on Rihanna: We're Just Friends

February 10, 2010 By:
Matt Kemp on Rihanna: We're Just Friends

Last month Rihanna and Matt Kemp were photographed sucking face in Mexico, and this month they're "just friends."

"I can't get distracted by that," Kemp said about the buzz over his Baja trip. "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."

Kemp said Rihanna is "just a friend," that he was shocked that their hookup made headlines. "That wasn't the plan," Kemp said. "She's just a friend, a good friend of mine and we went down to Mexico and had fun together.

"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 L.A., doing things here, you're under a microscope, they're examining everything you're doing. It's L.A., man, the city we live in. It is what it is. Can't control what happens."

Ok so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he didn't know the paps were photographing them in Mexico, but how about their public date at the Lakers game? Obviously he knew what he was getting himself into...it's Rihanna for heavens sake!