A POP star filmed dancing intimately with Finland's party-loving prime minister says they are not having an affair.
Olavi Uusivirta, 38, insists he and Prime Minister Sanna Marin, 36, are just "friends" and that "nothing inappropriate" happened.
Footage released on Friday showed the couple dancing at 4 a.m. at a Helsinki nightclub.
It featured Ms Marin, married with a four-year-old daughter, wrapping her arms around the singer.
At one point, he seemed to kiss her.
But he says: “Hand on heart, I can just say it like it is: we are friends and nothing inappropriate has happened. »
She passed a drug test on other music videos.
Marin said: “I am disappointed that this has become public. I spent the evening with friends. I partied, pretty wild, yes. I danced and sang.
“I haven't used drugs myself, or anything other than alcohol.
“I danced and sang and partied and did perfectly legal things. »