Drake (far right) poses beside Galore in a group picture. Instagram

Drake has slammed reports that he is dating exotic dancer turned aspiring model, Lira Galore.

The Young Money rapper was first linked to 21-year-old Galore in September when eagle-eyed fans noticed that they had both posted pictures on Instagram that appeared to have been taken in the same restaurant.

Galore then set tongues wagging by sharing a lingerie selfie taken in bathroom, bearing a striking resemblance to the bathroom of Drake's Toronto home.

She also escorted him to St Martin where he is shooting a video for his rapper friend, P Reign.

But the Started From The Bottom hitmaker quickly shut down speculation that he has moved on from Rihanna, insisting that his relationship with Galore is strictly professional.

Sharing a picture of champagne and a mimosa on Instagram, he noted that his current tropical escape is more a business venture than a romantic break.

"Out here directing a video for my brother who I've watched grow for YEARS @preignking. He's always looked out for me and it's an honor to be able to do the same. #MakingHardWorkLookEasy #RepsUp #OVO #NotHereOnSomeRomanticShit #ChampagneBubblaz"

Although Galore has not commented on their alleged romance, sources close to the hip hop star claim he has been showering his new love interest with expensive gifts.