A$AP Rocky Disses Rita Ora

By Anny Jules           By Getty Images  

By Anny Jules           By Getty Images  

 

A$AP Rocky recently released his sophomore album A.L.L.A. which features a rap diss about Rita Ora in his song “Better Things.”

In the song, A$AP raps about a previously unknown sexual encounter he had with Ora and slammed her for having a “big mouth.” 

He raps, “I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth / Next time I see her might curse the bitch out / Kicked the bitch out once 'cause she bitched out / Spit my kids out, jizzed up all up in her mouth and made the bitch bounce.”

Following the release of the diss track, social media users slammed A$AP on the Internet for his misogynistic lyrics which prompted the Harlem rapper to clarify what he meant in his rap. 

A$AP sat down for an interview with Annie Mac’s BBC 1 radio show to discuss his rap and the backlash it received. 

Rocky revealed that unbeknownst to the public, he was once in a relationship with Ora and did some things in their union that he “wasn’t supposed to do.” Rocky also insisted that his rap diss was in no way meant to tarnish Ora’s reputation as a singer. 

“I'm just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I wasn't supposed to do, she had a big mouth,” he explained, adding, “I just want to clarify, this isn't me saying, 'People, don't go listen to Rita Ora,' or 'She's an ugly person' or nothing, I'm not saying she's a terrible person.”

In addition to speaking with BBC radio, Rocky also made an appearance on Sway Calloway’s “Sway in the Morning”  radio show to further address his Rita Ora rap diss controversy. 

Though Rocky did not officially apologize to the “Black Widow” singer, he did admit that he felt bad about publicly shaming her. 

“I’m starting to feel bad about it,” Rocky confessed, adding, “’’Cause everybody keep laughing and shit, and it’s just like one of those situations where it is funny — it’s the truth but I don’t wanna make it seem like I’m out here just degrading all women and shit and I’m a pig. I mean, at the end of the day, listen, I’m a man, I’m 26, I have fun, I ain’t perfect, I am what I am.”

He added, “But I’ma be real. If I feel something in private, I’m gonna say it in public. [I don’t want to be seen as] sexist or something like that. Or somebody that just degrades women, because that’s not the case. At all.”

When asked what he would have done differently prior to releasing “Better Things,” Rocky said that he would have “muted” Rita Ora’s name out of the song. 


So far, Rita Ora has yet to respond publicly to Rocky’s rap diss. 

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