Is Rihanna really ‘furious’ at Rita Ora over her hot video with Chris Brown?


These photos of Rihanna at the airport (ahead of her current Barbados bikini vacay) show that Rih can get away with any outfit. Now for some drama. No one knows for sure, but evidence points towards Rihanna not liking Rita Ora one bit. Rita tends to mimic Rihanna’s fashion moves a few seasons after the fact. Rihanna reportedly banned Rita from her Met Gala afterparty this year. Now Rita is promoting her new tune with Chris Brown.

The Chris Brown association is pretty low. I don’t know why any woman would work with him after his continued violent streak. Even though it’s “just” work, this is still an endorsement of Breezy, but Rita is always looking for that breakthrough stateside hit. She is admittedly big in the UK (thanks to X-Factor) but wants to conquer America, just like any other pop star. The song seems to be a hit so far.

A new report from the Sun (via IB Times) says Rihanna is furious:

Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna is reportedly upset with Rita Ora over former boyfriend Chris Brown.

According to The Sun, the 27-year-old “FourFiveSeconds” hitmaker is unhappy because Calvin Harris’ former girlfriend filmed a new track, Body On Me.

“There’s no lost love between them, but this is another example of what Rihanna perceives to be a lack of respect by Rita,” a source said. “Chris and Rihanna have a long history and she hit the roof when she heard about ‘Body On Me’ – especially the video.”

[From IB Times]

If this report is true, that means Rihanna actually thinks about Rita, which I’m not so sure is true. The video isn’t even out yet for the song, so unless Rihanna received a hot scoop, there’s no reason to be furious about a steamy video.

This story seems like someone dropped some hints to the press, unless the Sun is just making stuff up. It’s true that Rita shaded Rihanna by saying Breezy’s violent past doesn’t matter because his music is good. Maybe Rihanna heard about how Rita broke up with Ricky Hilfiger, but again, that presupposes that Rih keeps tabs on Rita.

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  1. Franca says:

    I could believe that. Rihanna is very immmature.
    Rita should be more popular than Rihanna. Both have pretty shitty music, but at least Rita can sing.

    • Ellecommelejour says:

      Noooo! Rita is just a low and cheap version of Riri! She is trying too hard!
      Also, lots of people keep on saying Riri can’t sing, but she does actually! She has lots of videos online where she is singing live and seriously that girl can sing and put so much emotions in her voice we should give her way more credit.

      • Franca says:

        I saw a couple of acoustic performances by Rita and Rihanna, and find Rita much better. Plus, it’s hard to get cheaper than Rihanna.
        And apart from being famewhorish, Rita seems like a nice person. Rihanna doesn’t.

      • Ellecommelejour says:

        Seems like you really don’t like Riri so anyways.
        Never met Rita so I can’t say but I’ve met Riri more than once and she is one of the sweetest girl ever.

      • Franca says:

        Didn’t she bully a fan online or something like that?

      • ORLY says:

        Rihanna didn’t bully a fan. She (insensitively) retweeted a tweet and it got blown out of proportion because the tweet went viral. Rihanna is one of few celebs who interacts with her fans all the time. She was partying with a few of them who went to Barbados for Crop Over. She even put a fan in her BBHMM video.
        Regarding that Rita thing, I think Rita or her team planted the story for publicity. It legitimizes her if people believe that Rihanna is furious about something she’s done, meanwhile Rihanna is on a yatch in Barbados enjoying her life.

      • Wren says:

        I’ve always seen Rita as the Budget Rihanna. Neither of them really impress me all that much musically, but I think Rihanna has much more natural charisma than Rita does. Rita always comes off (to me at least) as putting So Much Effort into everything, like she’s scrambling to keep up with the cool kids, while Rihanna comes off as far more casual and effortless. Eh, I don’t think either of them are really all that bright but I prefer Rihanna’s vibe over Rita’s.

    • Hannah says:

      Rihanna has charisma. That is why she’s the bigger artist.Rita is a good singer but there is no it factor with her. Generally most artists who become superstars have something that sets them apart even if it’s just a likeable or entertaining personality. I don’t feel like Rita has anything that truly sets her apart from the rest.

    • Taylor says:

      THANK YOU for pointing out how immature Rihanna is. So tired of people defending her. And for the last time – NO, she cannot pull off any outfit. The one in the above pic is awful. And yeah, Rihanna can’t sing live.

    • ShinyGrenade says:

      Then, maybe Rita should not say stuff like that Chris Brown’s violent behavior doesn’t matter because he makes good music.

      I don’t listen to that type of music, but have no respect for people collaborating with such a violent prick.

  2. Missy says:

    I feel like Rita Ora’s publicist is the source here. Her people are making up this Rihanna feud for attention, which, if true, is yet another desperate fameho move by Ora. I just cannot get on board with this girl.

    • Missy says:

      Also, even if Rihanna really were “furious” about this, why would her people call up the Sun – a British(!!) tabloid – to dish? First of all, the people around her seem pretty tight-lipped. Second, why would she want to give this probably mediocre music video any more attention? Go home Ora, you’re obvious.

    • Shambles says:

      I could see that. And I can’t believe Ora actually said that Chris Brown’s violent behavior doesn’t matter because he makes good music. That’s disgusting, and hugely insulting to Rihanna. No matter what your beef with her is, no one has the right to say that.

    • Nicole says:

      You nailed it. Ora has been fueling this one sided fight for a while now. And let’s not forget that this is a girl that hitches her wagon to any famous person to get what she wants and discards them when she’s done. Her comment about CB was just tasteless af and yea nothing she’s done has impressed me aside from that one song from that movie (Hit the lights?).

  3. KLM says:

    Is this girl ever in the press for something other than her boyfriends and Rihanna? Rihanna can be immature and petty but somehow I don’t think she’s concerned about what Rita whoever is doing.

  4. Farah says:

    Rihanna has done nothing but pay Chris Brown dust for almost 2 and half years. When will the media move on?

  5. MCraw says:

    Don’t believe the Ogre.

    Her hunger for fame is too obvious and lame for audience endorsement.

    Including trolling Rihanna.

  6. Mon says:

    She is not big in the UK, not big at all. She might have been able to keep her name in the press because of her ridiculous outfits, but that’s about it.

  7. jmho says:

    On the front page, I thought it was carrot top. Oops

  8. GlimmerBunny says:

    Rita is such a buget Rihanna, it’s embarrassingly obvious…

  9. kri says:

    My god, how is anyone willing to work with that piece of detritus? He’s revolting.

  10. Tdub30 says:

    Rihanna is in Barbados for Cropover with Lewis Hamilton…she’s not a bit worried about Rita Ora or Chris Brown. as she tweeted to CB once “No 1 curr” lol

  11. Hannah says:

    I was sort of defending Rita ora Until I heard her comments about chris brown and domestic violence.

  12. Naddie says:

    Does Rihanna even know who Rita Ora is?
    I was about to say she looks great in anything, with any hair, then I saw the last picture… Well, despite that , she’s still a striking-looking woman.

  13. Skins says:

    Still a nobody in the states

  14. ashley says:

    Rihanna hasn’t talked about Chris Brown since 2013,she has moved on. She’s at peace,she said in glamour magazine last year,that she lost herself for a bit. I think she understood the mistakes that she made going back to chris brown,she has matured and grown-up over the past two years.

  15. manta says:

    “These photos of Rihanna at the airport (ahead of her current Barbados bikini vacay) show that Rih can get away with any outfit.”

    No, she can’t . I don’t undertand this idea surrounding her, that she elevates any outfit she wears, even the fugliest thing. I don’t see it.When she wears something good/Ok, I agree she can make it look great. But sorry, an atrocity remains an atrocity (not talking particularly about the one pictured here).

  16. luffy says:

    i feel that rihanna is in a good place in her life and is not really checking for people like rita ora. i hate that the media continues to tie her to a man she has cut ties with years ago but if brangelina/aniston stories are anything to go by the media will never let her forget that she dated chris or stop trying to make it seem like she cares about his life. the double standard is that the media isnt constantly trying to make it seem like chris is obsessed with rih. rih has been dating, shes past chris.

    • Blythe says:

      At the BET Awards, the panned the camera to her while Chris was performing. She can’t escape it. The media has to play their part in allowing both of them to move on from that situation. Chris has stated that he and Rihanna are cordial with each other and they respect each other’s space. The media has been playing with this “Chris and Rihanna: Star-crossed Lovers” narrative ever since Chris and Rihanna starting dating separately. In the back of a lot of people’s minds (including Chris), Rihanna can do no better than Chris and she will eventually go back with him once more.

  17. Lucy says:

    Chris Brown should be in jail. That’s all I’ve got.

  18. Shelley says:

    I can’t stand Rita Ora slander. Rita Ora is not a Rihanna copycat. Their music and fashion sense are so different. Just because Rihanna is more successful does not make her better. Rita is way more beautiful and is a much better singer. And she simply said what every other person in the industry thinks. Noone is going to stop working with talent like Chris because he beat up Rihanna. A lot of these industry guys are abusive themselves and a lot of women suffer in silence.

    • Hannah says:

      I don’t agree that she only said what everyone thinks. She went as far as saying he’s a good person. There are also lots of big artists that never collaborated with brown.

      I can’t stand ora slander either, specifically the constant slutshaming but she has proven herself to be an insensitive uneducated person in relation to domestic violence and that should be called out. It is a serious matter.

  19. AlmondJoy says:

    Seriously doubt that Rihanna is thinking about either CB or Rita. This story is probably made up. Rih has been having the time of her life in Barbados with her new boo.

  20. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Rihanna isn’t thinking about Rita but she was on Karreuche’s for a good minute and a half?

    Oh, ok. Pffft.

  21. Otaku Fairy says:

    This story could easily be made up. But on the off chance that it’s true, I hope (and suspect) the reason Rihanna would be upset over them working together would be because of Rita being supportive of Chris despite his abuse of her.

    Part of me agrees with the idea that working with someone who’s done something awful in their personal life is not the same as condoning what that person did. Just like watching that person’s movies or listening to that person’s music isn’t the same as condoning their bad behavior in their life. But at the same time, I know that I would feel uncomfortable working with somebody like Woody Allen, Chris Brown, and Bill Cosby because whenever you look at them or hear their names, the first thing that comes to mind is the awful things they’ve done and how much you dislike the support they’ve gotten from their apologists. And the problem with Rita isn’t simply that she worked with them. Unlike other artists who have worked with him after he beat Rihanna, she actually made a statement DEFENDING what he did, saying that what he did doesn’t matter because his music is good. That’s pretty self-serving of her. If she had been his victim, or someone she was close to, would she be saying, “It doesn’t matter that he beat me/my sister/my friend, because his music is good?” Justin Bieber is awful, but I don’t even remember him coming out and defending Brown beating Rihanna. I could be wrong about that though.

  22. Kiki says:

    I think this story is just plain publicity stunt for Rita Ora to be famous, which to me is exactly what Rihanna does for publicity stunt as well. Do I believe it to be true. It doesn’t matter, because neither of the two can’t sing period, so they use both the fame and the attention to make their names known. Which to me, is why music is going down the drain and I am not surprised that nobody I buying music these days. So say what you want about my post. I have said my piece.

  23. funcakes says:

    I just can’t with any of these people.
    Rhianna still defended Chris Brown after all the things he put her threw. I can’t believe she even dated him again after the abuse. The only reason there no longer together because I still believe he just cut her off in order to go back with that Tran person.
    Plus she comes off as a horny teenager. She has a lot of issues and need deep therapy or else she will constantly be in destructive relationships.

    Rita also acts like a horny teenager. And she looks as though she is no were near the age range to pull that off.
    As for Chris he’s just a d#ck dragging a body. He is a disgrace.

  24. Amanda says:

    Least flattering picture of her I’ve ever seen. I actually thought it was a picture of Carrot Top at first.

  25. Tracy says:

    You have to admit, Rita’s pretty…budget.

  26. G says:

    Rita wishes Rihanna gave a rip. She needs the drama to have a hit. She needs to collaborate too since I can’t think of one hit song with just Rita on it.

  27. MadMenluv says:

    Anyone else getting Whitney Houston vibes from these Rhianna pics???