And the claws are out! After being unfairly called out in A$AP Rocky’s diss track, ‘Better Things,’ Rita Ora has finally spoken out against the rapper, slamming his lyrics as ‘disrespectful’ and insisting that the two never dated — and never will!
A$AP Rocky, 26, made it clear that there was no love lost between him and Rita Ora, 24, when he dropped his sexually-exlicit diss track, “Better Things,” on May 26. The controversial rap featured lyrics, which not only slammed Rita, but were also so provocative that we’re blushing just thinking back on them. Now, Rita is hitting back at the rapper in a new interview with Glamour UK, in which she describes the raunchy rap as “disrespectful,” while insisting that he lied about their alleged relationship.
“It’s not about me. It’s about women,” Rita said when the interviewer brought up A$AP’s cruel lyrics, which refer to her as a “bitch.” “Disrespecting women. It’s not cool. There’s more to a person than who you’re dating…don’t disregard what I’ve done with my career because of someone that I was dating — if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn’t. Let’s be very clear on that. I was not. And nor will I ever. What I’m saying is it’s not cool that females always have that shadow on their back…and now I’m not talking about A$AP,” continued the pop superstar. “I’m talking about anything that I’ve experienced in my life.” Tell ’em, Rita!
For those unfamiliar with the track at hand, the rap not only referenced the “R.I.P” singer in a number of derogatory ways, but also suggested that the two might have had some bad blood, following a short-lived fling. “I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth / Next time I see her might curse the bitch out,” raps A$AP on the track. “Kicked the bitch out once cause she bitched out / Spit my kids out, j–zed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce.”
While A$AP did later explain that it was an “old song” and admitted that the lyrics were “tasteless,” we have to agree with Rita that disrespecting women, especially in such a public matter, is just never okay.
What do you think HollywoodLifers — were Rita and A$AP actually hooking up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Alyssa Montemurro