Hailey Baldwin on Drake: ‘He’s a great friend’

TORONTO, June 21 (UPI) — Hailey Baldwin is opening up about rumored boyfriend Drake.

The 19-year-old American model discussed the 29-year-old Canadian rapper with E! News at the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Awards.

“I’ve known him for a long time. I don’t know if people really know that. I’ve known him for about, like, four years,” she told the website. “He’s a great friend.”

Baldwin and Drake were first linked after the rapper’s Memorial Day party in May. People reported the pair got “cozy” and “very affectionate” at the bash, but insiders told E! at the time the stars are close but just friends.

“They have always had a close friendship and similar group of friends,” the source said. “They are very playful with each other, but nothing romantic is going on at this moment.”

Drake was spotted wearing Baldwin’s “H” charm necklace on a subsequent outing, but has yet to address the dating rumors himself. The model will appear in one of his new music videos for Views.

Baldwin was previously dating Justin Bieber but revealed she and the singer aren’t an exclusive couple in February. Bieber had since been linked to actress Nicola Peltz.

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