Don’t expect Rita Ora and Zayn Malik to be getting together! In a game of ‘Mash It Up,’ the ‘Body On Me’ singer revealed which stars she would ‘mash it up’ with — and when Zayn’s name is mentioned you won’t believe her response! Watch the clip here.
A lot of ladies would line up to date Zayn Malik, 22, in a heartbeat now that he’s single, but Rita Ora, 24, just isn’t one of them. While playing a game in an interview using her epic catchphrase “mash it up” to indicate which stars she would date, Zayn’s name comes up and there’s an awkward silence before she says she would “leave it” — but she does have an explanation for why!
In the game with Capital FM, which is normally called “Lips, Wife, Leave It,” Rita says she would “mash it up” with Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Diplo and even Miley Cyrus. When Zayn’s name is mentioned by the host she goes completely silent, clearly not sure what to say! She then says, “Zayn, he’s gorgeous, but, I just…” before going quiet again. Awkward!
Well, Rita does have an explanation. She later clarified that she doesn’t want to cross the line for business purposes. “Zayn, he’s gorgeous, but, I just…That can’t happen. We’re on the same management team, too close to home that. But no, he’s great,” she said. We understand where Rita is coming from, but has she seen his latest sexy selfies?!
Zayn is enjoying single life after calling it quits with his fiancee and girlfriend of three years, Perrie Edwards, 22, and he’s rumored to be moving on with Neelam Gill, 20. Meanwhile, Rita, who dated Taylor Swift‘s beau Calvin Harris, has been rumored to be hooking up with Wiz Khalifa.
Dating might not be in the cards for Rita and Zayn, but a collaboration might be! In June, Rita suggested that she would be down to collaborate with the former One Direction star. “You know what, I respect people that work,” she told Kiss FM. “You know I respect people that do their music. But I’m never gonna say no. You know I love music. It all depends on the song.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Rita and Zayn should date? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler