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Lewis Hamilton has made it clear that Formula 1 has his undivided attention dismissing the notion that he could someday step into the music scene like his girlfriend and former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.
In January, the Mercedes driver was reported to have been working with music producers Midi Mafia and Eric Bellinger to release a hip hop track with the R&B singer.
And although the 28-year-old is passionate about music, he has however no intentions of becoming a pop star.
“I did some rap stuff with Angel last year but it was only for fun,” Hamilton was quoted by The Sun. “I’m not making any more music and I’m not going to be a rapper.
“I’m an F1 driver,” he said.
Hamilton blamed the media for being projected him in a negative light at times, perspectives which he claimed stayed clear of what the driver was "really" like
"There are certain perceptions that I think aren't necessarily true. When people get to know me more, they can perhaps make a better judgment," he said in his column on the BBC website.
"It's very weird because people can make a comment about the way you look, the way you speak, everything you do, when they don't even really know you. You can never please everyone."
Known to be around celebrities often - he had posted pictures on his Twitter page when he met Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and singer Rod Stewart - the 28-year-old explained that they were just opportunities that he appreciated.
"I have a friend who is a music producer and I'll go and hang with him when I'm in Los Angeles. He'll be producing for whoever it may be and I'll just be in the studio chillin'," he continued. "He's just a friend of mine - we go bowling together - but just because he's a producer doesn't mean we're being 'gangsta'."