Rita Ora has been linked to her fair share of famous men. The pop singer has kept quiet on her rumored romances and high-profiled relationships, however, that is not working with the men she’s been involved with. Rapper James Arthur is admitting that he had some sort of a “fling” with the British singer.
It seems like it was more than just a tryst since Arthur admitted that Ora “had a lot of feelings for me.” Arthur first made the Rita Ora dating rumors circulate when he released a rap song with the controversial lyric claiming the actress wanted a “piece of his penis.” It turns out that the two did actually date, and according to Arthur, Ora “had a lot of feelings” for him, however, they stopped talking since then, reports Digital Spy.
“Me and Rita were seeing each other on-and-off for a few months,” the former X Factor U.K. winner told the Evening Standard. “Then we just stopped talking. Maybe it was bad for her image to be seen with me. I was a little bitter about that because she’d said she had a lot of feelings for me.”
Fans slammed him when he released the rap song about the singer. The song also included the lyrics, “I’m giving 10 million f***s less than Rita does and that’s a lot of f***s. Some people’s auras (a play on the singer’s last name) and demeanors can deceive us, but what they really want is a piece of your penis.”
“But it was just rapping,” he insisted in the interview. “It was just wordplay.”
Ora has also been linked to rapper Jay-Z, who’s married to the Beyoncé. Earlier this year, fans assumed that Ora was the “Becky with the good hair” that Queen Bey spoke out about in her new song “Sorry,” off of her new album, Lemonade. Ora took to Snapchat to share a selfie of herself in a lemon-emblazoned bra and made matters worse when she stepped out in the same Gucci dress that Beyoncé wore in her music video for “Formation.” Ora tried to remove herself from the “Becky with the good hair” rumors by taking a picture with Beyoncé at the Met Gala and wearing a “Not Becky” pin.
In her latest interview with Vanity Fair, Ora finally put those rumors to rest for good.
“First and foremost, Jay Z is my inspiration and one of my idols – lyrically, musically, business-wise. I still look up to him and his wife every day. Beyoncé was one of my biggest idols growing up.”
As for that pin, Ora admits that it was only a gift from Katy Perry, who were handing them out that night at her after-party.
“Maybe I was the only one seen wearing it, but there were others. As for the rest of it, I’m oblivious, I’m just not the gossip queen. I found it incredibly rude and disrespectful to women in general [when] we get accused of something that’s basically against the important part – the music.”
Ora has been recently spotted with Formula One race car driver Lewis Hamilton. The pair were spotted together over the summer at his beach home in Montenegro, according to Capital FM. Ora and Hamilton were supposedly seen getting flirty in and out of the water, although there were never any photos published of the two.
“They looked very cozy and flirty. It was clear Rita had a couple of drinks and Lewis was loving every second of it. While they may not be a couple they were clearly enjoying themselves. They both had huge grins on their faces.”
An inside source told Digital Spy that the two are just close friends after knowing each other for several years.
“The story more or less says and shows what it is. [Rita] was on holiday with her family. [Lewis] joined them on the last day. She is wither her family in the pictures and video and they are just messing around as friends.”
Ora has also been linked to Justin Bieber, who’s she reportedly collaborating with on her new album. In addition, she and ex, Calvin Harris, have started following each other on social media. Back in July, Ora was spotted leaving Chris Martin’s hotel in the same outfit that she wore the night before, reports Hollywood Life. The “Poison” singer was spotted leaving his hotel in the same white gown she wore when she attended his New Jersey show and spent the night partying with the Coldplay front man, the Daily Mail reported.
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