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Sunday 18 February 2018

Arthur says he didn't rap diss Ora

James Arthur says he didn't diss Rita Ora
James Arthur says he didn't diss Rita Ora

James Arthur has insisted his radio rap was not aiming to diss Rita Ora.

The former X Factor winner was on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Fire In The Booth show at the weekend, where they played a pre-recorded rap by him which appeared to insult ex-fling Rita.

James rapped: "I'm giving 10 million f***s less than Rita does and that's a lot of f***s. Yeah, that's a lot of f***s. Some people's auras [Oras] and demeanours can deceive us, but what they really want is a piece of your p****."

The You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You singer continued: "I am cold, fearless sticking this thing in Z listers. And I don't want to aim this venom at a f****** hater's cranium, blow the load of broken Britain on Iggy Azalea's crazy area."

But James, 25, who plans to release a rap mixtape, told the Daily Mirror it wasn't aimed at insulting Rita: "I was totally bowled over by the positive reaction to my FITB on Twitter yesterday. A big risk for me and mind-blowing to get so much love.

"And for the record it wasn't a Rita diss! She's a mate and I meant that I'd like to live my life to the full and give less of a f*** about everything just like she does! It's something I really respect."

James briefly dated Rita in February before she got together with David Beckham's friend Dave Gardner, and she is now in a relationship with Calvin Harris.

In October, James said: "Who hasn't had interest from Rita Ora? She was out with me one night and then coming out of a club with David Beckham's best friend the other night. I was like, 'Oh, f*** you then.' A lot of attractive women are d********."

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