Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner dating rumors denied by director

“We’re great friends,” the director told E! News. “I’m directing her video. I’ve been friends with her for 20 years.”

“It makes me laugh actually. It cracks me up. We’re great friends. She’s awesome and she’s amazing,” he added.

Ratner also clarified the speculation to People, calling the rumors “ridiculous,” as he and the singer “have been best friends for a very long time.”

Carey and Ratner have shared several pictures with each other on their Instagram pages.