22-year-old producer and singer Labrinth has apparently turned down the chance to work with US singer songwriter Keri Hilson because he wants to focus on his highly anticipated debut album.

I’ve been asked to work with Keri, but unfortunately, I had to say no at the moment while I concentrate on my own album. I really like her though.

You ‘really like her’ do you Lab? I guess he had to say something nice about the Way You Love Me Singer after this subtle brush off.

In the past Labrinth has told fans that he would love to work with X factor diva Cher Lloyd so maybe he’s keeping his options closer to home?

Hopefully Keri will take the hint and move onto another UK rapper like Lab’s best buddy Tinie Tempah or even another collaboration with Chipmunk.

Do you think Labrinth is really too busy in the studio to work with Miss Hilson or doesn’t this pretty girl rock his boat? Tell us what you think