Drake claims his relationship status ''hasn't changed.''

The 27-year-old singer, who was rumoured to have split from his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna in May, has hinted that they are still casually dating.

Asked if he's been inspired to write new music now that he's ''a bachelor again,'' the 'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker said: ''Well, um, actually, my status hasn't changed, just to clear that up, you know, I've always just been out here coasting.''

The Canadian star was photographed in a recording studio with his rival Chris Brown this week, but according to E! News he told reporters during a media conference call for the 22nd annual ESPYS, which he will host on Wednesday (16.08.14), that he would ''rather not comment'' on what they were doing.

It was previously claimed that Drake blamed Chris, 25, for his split from the 'Stay' singer, 26, and thought she pushed him away because her ex-boyfriend, who beat her up in 2009, made her very insecure.

A source said: ''She gave him his marching orders and he's destroyed.

''Drake is convinced that Rihanna has self-esteem issues and is pushing him away because she doesn't believe in or trust true love, which isn't surprising after the crazy stuff that happened with her and Chris.''