Chris Brown Letting Rihanna Do ‘Her Own Thang’

Brown confirms he and Rihanna are no longer a couple: 'I can't be focused on wife-ing someone that young.'

Are they or aren’t they? Well, right now, Chris Brown has confirmed that he and Rihanna aren’t currently dating — just weeks after they were photographed together .

The “Fine China” singer called into Australian radio show “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” and shared that he was more focused on his birthday plans (he turned 24 on Sunday) than romancing the singer. He said, “I’m 24. I’m going to be in Vegas, so I really want to see as many girls as possible.”

“Yeah, I’m a do it solo. I mean, at the end of the day, Shawty doing her own thang, she on the road. It’s always gonna be love … I’m just gonna do me. I’m a grown man, just gotta fast forward,” he said on the show.

“At the end of the day, well, I just put it at this ’cause one thing I never want to do is never disrespect somebody,” he later added. “The way I look at it is I’m always gonna love that person and people have differences and people have different wants and needs. I can’t be focused on wife-ing someone that young. And I’m young too. And I can’t focus on that. I need to be the best Chris Brown I can be.”

Regardless of their current romantic status, Rihanna will appear on Brown’s July 16 album release, X . Brown opened up to MTV News about the collaboration earlier this spring, sharing what fans should expect.

“So we did ‘Nobody’s Business’ for her album, and then I wrote a song, it’s called ‘Put It Up.’ It’s more of an R&B record,” he explained. “I wanted to do an R&B record with Rihanna because I didn’t want it to be the same four-on-the-floor, pop. At the end of the day, that’s what they expect from us, so I wanted to do more of a record that nobody really heard her sing on as far as that genre.”