Rita Ora put the rumor mill to rest when she brought along boyfriend Ricky Hil to Radio 1's Big Weekend. Rumors recently circulated that the 24-year-old singer had split from her boyfriend after she ambiguously retorted to a relationship question, “let’s not go there” during the Billboard Music Awards.
Sources confirmed that the son of Tommy Hilfiger was looking after Cher backstage by the bar while “The Voice” judge was getting ready for her performance. Even Hil shared a picture on Instagram where he can be seen sitting with Ora’s pet pooch backstage in matching outfits, according to Mirror UK. But it appears that Ricky is firmly by his lady’s side as she performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich, England.
Ora took to the stage in a thigh-skimming black mini skirt. The long-sleeve dress had gold embellishments all over. The singer paired the high neck number with thigh-high leather boots with matching embellishments. She accessorized with some sparkling earrings. Ora flashed her white manicure and wore her signature deep red lipstick. Her platinum blond hair was kept center-parted and loose.
The pop star introduced her “I Will Never Let You Down” track to the 50,000 strong crowd by saying: “You know when there is a song and no matter what happens the music still stands for itself.” Her remarks were a clear dig at ex Calvin Harris, and come at a time when the release of her latest album was stalled because the latter produced a number of tracks on the record.
Ora’s record was meant to be out later this year. Scottish DJ Harris, who she split from in June, had originally produced a handful of songs for the new album. The singer is now working with will.i.am and DJ Mustard after her ex banned her from using the songs they had worked on together. Harris took to Twitter after he axed her performance at the Teen Choice Awards. He told his fans that they knew only one side of the story, because he choose not to talk. But, he added that he had a good reason for it and didn’t want to talk about his personal life.