London: Singer Rihanna is reportedly trying to set Katy Perry with a new man to help her get over the split with Russell Brand.

Rihanna is close to the "Firework" star and hopes to help her get over her 14-month marriage to Brand, which ended in December, by getting her back on the dating scene, reports a website.

"Rihanna wants to help Katy in any way she can. She is telling her that she'll start setting her up," a source informed.

Perry's friends are also keen on the idea of her finding a new romance, instead of "wasting time" crying over Brand.

"Katy has been very upset about the divorce. She never expected it to end and now she's dealing with the aftermath. But her friends are telling her to get back out there and date. They don't want her to waste time being upset over Russell," said the source.

(Agencies)