Rihanna wasn`t ready for romancing Drake

London: Singer Rihanna says her brief romance with rapper Drake didn`t work out because she was still trying to come to terms with being assaulted by Chris Brown when she met him.

The "Rude Boy" singer dated the Canadian hip-hop star for a short time in 2009 after meeting him in May of that year, but she admits she was too fragile emotionally after being assaulted by her ex-lover Chris just a few months earlier to get involved in a serious relationship, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is - it was what it was. We didn`t want to take it any further," she said.

"It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn`t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time," she added.