Rihanna’s new man, LA Dodger Matt Kemp, seems like a pretty decent guy. He’s no John Mayer, anyway. Matt recently sat down for an interview with FoxSports where he was supposed to be chatting all about baseball, but of course the subject quickly turned to his new lady. Matt definitely acknowledged that he’s been hanging out with RihRih, but like a true gentleman, he didn’t get in to the details.
Hartman: Did you buy [Rihanna] a diamond necklace?
Kemp: (laughter) Come on, guys. Y’all are killing me, man.
Myers: It’s his business … [but] Are you guys dating? Can you clarify that?
Kemp: That’s just a good friend of mine.
Myers: Oh, OK.
Kemp: A very very good friend of mine. And we enjoy hanging out with each other and we’re just having fun.
Hartman: Now is she a baseball fan or…As friends what kind of common interests do you have?
Kemp: She’s a great person that loves to watch basketball. She likes basketball.
Hartman: And you’re a basketball guy, we know that…So you go to games together? You go to Laker games and stuff like that?
Kemp: Yeah, I’ve been to a couple games.
Myers: How did you two meet?
Kemp: How did we meet? (laughter) I thought we were talking about baseball, guys.
Myers: Well, we can. Now Matt you have to be realistic. Look at Lamar Odom. If you’re gonna date somebody who is as attractive, talented, and widely recognized…
Hartman: She’s an amazing girl.
Myers: …That comes with the territory. You know what it’s like being a celebrity in the baseball sense, so this is magnified. Are you ready for all that?
Kemp: Hey, it is what it is. If that’s what it comes with, that’s what it comes with. I’m just gonna continue to keep trying to hit home runs and help my team get to the World Series.
Maybe he’s not the Rude Boy she’s looking for (how freakin’ much do you guys love that song, by the way?), but at least he seems like a decent dude who respects her. That’s the very least that any woman can ask for and I’m not patting the dude on the back for not being a creep, but hey! This is a great turnaround after the whole Chris Brown thing, huh?