Cheryl Cole is embroiled in a Twitter feud with rapper MC Harvey after he claimed the pair enjoyed a secret relationship.
The singer, 28, wrote on her Twitter page she was baffled by news of their apparent romance in a magazine interview this week.
She tweeted: 'Was this "relationship" happening in your head @harveyofficial?! Are you smoking something?
'@harveyofficial I think I've met you once maybe twice at public events and With your wife!! #s**tjustgetsweirder.'
A few minutes later, Harvey tweeted back: 'Do you actually want me to tweet some of the messages you emailed me @cherylcole pipe down and stop playing the saint in front of your fans.
'I had your back @cherylcole until you sent that s**t. Disappointed in you if the public seen these emails you would end up with egg on your face.
'And let's get this straight @cherylcole I don't need no hype of you! I'd rather go broke and work in Sainsbury's than talk about your personal s**t.
Baffled: Cheryl hit out at the reports on her Twitter page
'This is not a twitter beef. I still have massive respect for @cherylcole but you shouldn't of tweeted that knowing we both have personal messages to eachother #silenceinthecourt.'
He continued: 'Its funny how the hype has calmed down since I mentioned the emails. Where I come from we don't snitch I'd rather die than sell my soul #simples.'
To make things awkward, Cheryl has been friends with Harvey's ex-wife Alesha Dixon and the mother of his child, Javine Hylton.
The former So Solid Crew rapper, 32, claimed he had a secret romance with Cheryl in late 2010 - during her last series of The X Factor.
The non-league footballer, real name Michael Harvey Jnr, said their relationship took place around the same time Cheryl was linked to American dancer Derek Hough.
He tells the new issue of Now magazine: 'There was a relationship and an attraction to each other's aura...
Feud: MC Harvey quickly hit back at Cheryl after her denial
'She's a good girl. We've got a great respect for each other.'