“I love what he does,” Rita Ora says. “I like how, you know, he looks dope, whatever. But for me, it’s not about me. It’s about what people think they can get away with about speaking about women.
“I’m not looking at it like, ‘You’re upsetting me,’ cos I don’t actually give a shit,” Rita continues. “I really don’t care what you got to say I got all this going on, like I got stuff going on in my own life. I got my own career to think about. Like you and me both know I care about my business more than anything. So, I actually don’t care, you know what I’m saying? But I think about it, and I’m like, ‘I don’t want people to think it’s OK to speak about women like that.'”
Hot 97’s interviewer Nessa says that A$AP Rocky did later say his words were “tasteless.”
“Oh he did?” Rita Ora says. “Oh I didn’t pay no mind. I didn’t look. That’s nice. Still said it though, but that’s nice.
“You want to apologize, you know where to find me,” she adds.
For the last five years, Rita Ora says she cannot recall a time she was single. Now that she is, Ora says she feels fantastic and free.
“Don’t get me wrong, even sometimes I’m like, ‘Yo, am I gonna end up with like 10 cats? Am I gonna be that woman?'” she says with a laugh. “But then I think, ‘No, you know, at this time it’s just not mean to be.’ Accept that, be happy with who we have, what we are, and I’m not trying to preach but I’m kind of saying this so I can hear myself say it, too. It’s one of those things, man. [Relationships] don’t mean everything.”
Rita Ora’s music video for “Body On Me” featuring Chris Brown is scheduled to be released August 21.
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