Rihanna and Chris Brown
Recording artist Rihanna leans her head on Chris Brown as they sit together courtside at the NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers in Los AngelesReuters

The grapevine is abuzz with the news that ex couple Rihanna and Chris Brown may get back together. In a recent interview, Brown confessed that he and his ex girlfriend are still friends and would love to record a song with her if opportunity arises.

Brown, who is currently promoting his new album 'X', talked openly about Rihanna, something he never did during the controversial years of his raging anger.

"I think people kinda always get misconceptions because if you don't see [Rihanna and I] in the headlines dating or with each other, it's always, 'Oh, they hate each other," Brown told Access Hollywood adding, "Me and her are friends. We have a great understanding. There's no issues."

Brown also said that he and RiRi have been friends for more than 10 years and he would do music with her if time permits. He clearly conveyed in the interview that he has been a friend to RiRi since he came into the music industry and their equation would never change.

Meanwhile, Brown was also seen wearing a Rihanna style necklace during his appearance on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon on 12 September, which reportedly made their fans jump with the joy.

It is reported that the estranged couple has a soulmate connection between them though it's not sure if they will ever get back together.

"They have a bond and connection that's so deep that no one can fully understand except them. That's just a fact. He knows it. She knows it. Everybody knows it and that's that. When it comes to Rihanna, you know, her name and his name will forever be intertwined, no matter who she's talking to at any given moment," a source told HollywoodLife.

Brown and Rihanna split after the former allegedly abused her. The two were one of the most powerful couples in the music industry. Since breaking up from RiRi, Brown has been reportedly dating Karrueche Tran.

On the other hand, Rihanna had been linked to Drake. She sparked off romance rumour with the rapper a few months ago. The two were spotted clubbing together and engaged in PDA at public events. However, RiRi never confirmed her romance with Drake.

Rihanna is yet to react to Brown's "we are friends" comment.