Calvin Harris has reacted to Rita Ora’s admission that the producer blocked her performance of I Will Never Let You Down at the Teen Choice Awards. Reminding fans that there are two sides to every story.
“You’ll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life,” Calvin tweeted Wednesday. He continued, “But just know I had a damn good reason”.
Calvin seemingly released the statement in response to Rita’s confession at On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Rita told the host, “He wrote and produced the song, so he has to approve anything TV-wise. He owns the rights to it and he didn’t approve the Teen Choice Awards. You write a song with somebody and I guess there’s some stuff that comes with it.”
“We put a lot of effort and work into the show. Every time we do a show, I rehearse about a month in advance, and, y’know… I could have got told a few weeks earlier! That would have been nice.” She continued, “It was a last minute change, but do you know what? We move on and we move forward.”
Previously, a source revealed, “She had spent a considerable amount of time and energy preparing for her now cancelled performance of the song and is devastated to let her fans down in this way. It is surprising that he has made such a poor choice. This move by bitter Calvin has impacted not only the Teen Choice Award production but the teenage fans expecting to see her perform. He’s let the teens down.”
Shortly before that, it was reported that Calvin removed every song of his from Rita’s upcoming album. Leaving her to redo almost the entire record.
A source admitted, “Rita’s album has hit a bit of a road block after Calvin pulled all the songs he had worked on for the project before they split. He’d made a lot of songs for her but they’re now likely to go to other artists. Calvin wants a clean break personally and professionally. He’s already given her one massive hit [with I Will Never Let You Down] so doesn’t feel he owes her.”
In other news, Rita is featured on Iggy Azalea’s track, Black Widow. The music video that takes on Kill Bill was released earlier today.