Our eyes glazed over with excitement earlier this month with the rumors that two of the world's preeminent pop divas might collaborate. Alas, it turns out the speculation was indeed just that, as Lady Gaga denied that she and Rihanna have teamed up for a track on her new album.
During an appearance on Los Angeles' KISS-FM, Gaga took a series of fan questions, one of which asked whether the Rihanna rumor had any truth to it.
"Well, no, that's not true. But, I mean, it's a rumor, I guess," she said. "I mean, I like Rihanna. Rihanna's wonderful, and I always like hanging out with her when I see her."
The rumor was sparked at the hand of Rihanna herself, who tweeted what some thought was an allusion to Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters."
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 11, 2013
Sadly, we'll have to hold out hope that Lady Gaga is either misleading the public to keep the collaboration under wraps or that there's still a chance the two divas will team up at a later juncture in their careers.
Lady Gaga revealed she is in the "final days" of work on "ARTPOP," which she must submit on Sept. 29. Listen to the full interview with Lady Gaga above.