Charli XCX Told Rita Ora She ‘Couldn’t Have’ Her Song

Charli XCX is outspoken, loud, and purposely “tacky,” according to the Telegraph. Charli, whose real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison, also has no problem speaking her mind.

Although her album, Sucker, was released in the United States in October, the “Boom Clap” artist is preparing for her album release in the U.K., and with that come quite a few interviews.

Charli spoke with Digital Spy about her latest hit, “Doing It.” The hit featuring Rita Ora was actually coveted by Rita Ora for herself. And how did Charli respond? She told Rita, she “couldn’t have it.”

Charli said, “Well, Rita had heard the song quite a while ago, and she wanted it for her album, and I told her that she couldn’t have it; I was being selfish.”

Charli added that she was kind of willing to share, “I said we can do it together, and she was into it; it was in the works for a while, but I knew I wanted her to be on it.”

Watch our first ever live performance of DOIN IT with @charli_xcx right here! https://t.co/msrtbNVDlG #firstofmanytocome

— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) February 16, 2015

Admittedly, it was a good idea as the hit has become increasingly popular. Charli states, “It was cool to do it with Rita…And I’m really happy with how it turned out; it’s my exact vision.”

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter shared even more with the Telegraph. The star who wrote Icona Pop’s “I Love It” has been working since she was 16-years-old.

Charli said she would be hired to write for different artists, at which point she” would be flown out to LA and put in a room to vomit out lyrics for other artists.”

Besides writing the infectious hit for the Swedish duo, she also co-wrote “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea, which “was 2014’s most streamed track on Spotify in America.”

It was about time, though, that Charli started writing and performing for herself and, in her own words, being a “boss” and getting recognized for it.

Charli shared her surprise “when people from TMZ started following” her and added “I felt like I really deserved it.”

But it’s not the fame she wants or thinks she deserves so much as the recognition for her work.

Charli added, “But it’s never been about fame. Definitely not. It’s about making really good music.”

With the fame she’s received in America, being nominated by the Rolling Stone as “best pop album of 2014,” many are wondering if she will be as successful across the pond.

With her upcoming U.K. release of her album and a recently announced tour in Australia, let’s hope that Charli XCX is able to find time to “vomit out” some more songs.

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