(File image) Rihanna

Rihanna was seen getting “hot and heavy” with Drake this weekend.

The Only Girl In The World singer was getting close to the rapper at Miami nightspot Liv on Sunday.

An onlooker told Us Weekly: “Rihanna was all over Drake this weekend. They were holding hands and dancing all close on the dance floor.”

The pair - who starred together on the title track of his latest album, Take Care, and had a brief relationship in 2009 - were also spotted together as he filmed his part in fellow rapper French Montana's music video for Pop That.

Discussing their past romantic liaisons, Rihanna said in 2010: “We weren't really sure what it was.

“I definitely was attracted to Drake, but we didn't want to take it any further.

“It was a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn't want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.”

Rihanna had dated Drake shortly after her split from Chris Brown, whose relationship with the star ended when he assaulted her, leaving her with a badly bruised face.

Drake has said the relationship was also strange for him, as Rihanna was the first high-profile star who had shown him any attention.

He said: “That was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind. You spend days reading about this person in the magazines. All of a sudden you have this number one song and you're at some birthday party and there she is.

“And you're just some naive kid from Toronto staying in some sexy-ass hotel who got invited to this party on a whim.” - Bang Showbiz