Chris Brown
Chris Brown is upset that Rihanna is getting close to Formula One racing driver Lewis HamiltonChelsea Lauren/Getty

Chris Brown is reportedly upset that former girlfriend, Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna is dating Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

Rumours that the B***h Better Have My Money hitmaker and Nicole Scherzinger's former boyfriend are dating started after the two were spotted on the same float during the Kadooment Day Parade in Barbados.

Later the pair were said to have reunited at the 1Oak nightclub in New York on 11 August.

According to celebrity gossip website, Urban Islandz, the Loyal singer confronted the Diamonds hitmaker about the relationship rumours.

"He (Chris Brown) asked her what is the status of their relationship and she told him that they are just friends hanging out," a source said.

"She [Rihanna] sense that there are some jealousy [sic] and playfully asked him if he is jealous and his response was no, but she knows him very well and know when he is being jealous or not. She really likes to rub it in that this is what you lost, but it's good that they are maintaining a healthy friendship," the insider added.

Brown had infamously assaulted the Grammy award winning singer in 2009, by hitting her so forcefully that she had major bruises on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose.

However, the two of them still have a strong and complicated bond, despite their public breakup. Moreover, Brown had recently admitted that he is still in love with Rihanna.