Cheryl Cole 'Had Secret Relationship With MC Harvey'
The So Solid Crew rapper claims he was seeing Chezza in 2010...
Despite refusing to confirm they were in a relationship, he told the mag: "We've known each other for years. But then [after Cheryl split with Ashley] we started confiding in each other. A lot of it was like: 'We can't trust anyone out there, so we're just gonna trust each other'."
When probed about his 'romantic dates' with the Geordie, Harvey exclaimed: "I promised her loyalty and I can't break that. There was an attraction. That comes when you talk to people and Cheryl's a nice girl.
"We talked about music. I told her: 'Cheryl, you haven't got the strongest vocals, but… [Laughs] You could chill with Cheryl. She's just cool.
"But in terms of anything we exchanged or any words that were said, I'd never disclose that stuff. It's personal. When Cheryl reads this, she'll be like: 'Aww, he was loyal to me'."
The 21 Seconds hitmaker, who knew Chezza's ex-hubby Ashley from his days as footballer, continued: "I've known Ashley since I was a kid. I don't get his lifestyle. People like me learn when we do bad things, but some people don't learn, do they?
"If I'd be given a second chance [like Ashley was], I'd literally have stayed in the house like it was a prison. I'd have travelled home every night to be with her, even if I was playing in Leeds or whatever, so she'd feel more comfortable. Ashley was crazy. He knows not to come near me."
Speaking of why their romance ended, Harvey explained: "She's a good person, but after she finished her last series of The X Factor and went to America, that was it.
"I just think that at the time, with the amount of stress she was going through with her own stuff and what I'd also been through, I wouldn't have been right for her. Maybe we were both scared of the pressure. I was scared. I was thinking: 'Am I ready for all this again?'
He added: "The conversations we had…it was like two people who'd gone through so much and both respected each other because of it.
"I wouldn't have minded Cheryl being my wife! I cracked up when people said she was with Derek Hough. I was like: 'You're so far off!'
Cheryl's camp are yet to comment on MC Harvey's allegations.