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Rita Ora: A$AP is no ex of mine

Published 03/08/2015

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

Rita Ora has slammed men who "disrespect women".

The rapper hit the headlines earlier this year when he referred to a sexual encounter with Rita in one of his tracks. He's since admitted the offensive lyrics were "tasteless", but it seems the British singer is in no mood to forgive just yet.

"It's not about me. It's about women. Disrespecting women. It's not cool. There's more to a person than who you're dating... don't disregard what I've done with my career because of someone that I was dating - if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn't. Let's be very clear on that. I was not," she told British magazine Glamour. "And nor will I ever. What I'm saying is: it's not cool that females always have that shadow on their back... and now I'm not talking about A$AP. I'm talking about anything that I've experienced in my life."

This isn't the only time Rita's love life has been gossiped about. She was thrust into the limelight when her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian accused her of being unfaithful, and she also experienced a high-profile split from DJ Calvin Harris.

When they broke up the pair had been working on music together, including the hit track I Will Never Let You Down. Rita claimed he wouldn't let her perform it at last year's Teen Choice Awards, prompting Calvin to declare that he had a "damn good reason" for making the move but didn't want to discuss it publicly.

It was then suggested that Calvin had pulled tracks from Rita's new album, a follow up to her 2012 debut Ora. She's now cleared that up.

"You'll never hear 'em. They're great tunes. But it's OK, we can make greater tunes. We have made greater tunes," she explained.

"I have to be very clear - there was never a record. There were about four tracks that were building into a record. But it was never like, 'OK, we're ready to go.' I Will Never Let You Down came out, 'cause I wanted to put it out there and then, 'cause that's how I felt at that point in my life. I was like, 'F**k it, let's just do it...' I was not thinking, 'Well, what are you gonna follow it up with, Rita?' I was like, 'I don't care, we're putting it out.' So I had to finish the record, and I never really got round to it, because I was touring around, then I was promoting I Will Never, then I started to shoot Fifty Shades [of Grey], then I started to shoot Southpaw, then... personally, things didn't go to plan."

The star decided not to go back into the studio because she knew she wasn't in the right mindset and didn't want to waste time and money.

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