News: Rita Ora Says He's Just A Friend, Comes Clean On Drake Dating Rumor
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:15PM
Roc Nation princess Rita Ora has finally come clean on recent dating rumors surrounding her and Young Money star Drake, admitting he is nothing more than just a friend.
Despite romance gossip still floating in the air, Ora said that at the end of the day, Drizzy is nothing more than just a pal.
Jay Z's protege Rita Ora says she's not dating Drake, they're just good friends. She did, however, fall in love with a track he wrote, "R.I.P." It's Ora's debut single in the U.K., where it's No. 1 on iTunes. The Kosovo-born singer had a party in London on Tuesday to celebrate. Ora says she loved the track the moment she heard it, but she's only pals with Drake. Ora says: "We're really good friends actually ... He has my back so it's really nice to know I have a guy that's a good friend like that." The 21-year-old is signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation and is now on the radar of the paparazzi, who hung around outside the party. Ora says, "I'm like, oh my God, they care!" (14 News)
In late April, dating rumors involving Drake and the Roc Nation protege began bubbling.
Rapper Drake sparked romance rumours with music sensation Rita Ora when he hired her as his support act for the UK tour. The two have already worked together on several tracks, but it seems their professional relationship has blossomed into a romance - they were seen kissing backstage at a gig here Monday, reports thesun.co.uk. "Ora and Drake have been good friends for a while now but things seemed more serious this week. They were all over each other backstage at the gig on Monday and weren`t trying to hide it," a source said. Drake had previously dated Rihanna, while Ora was linked to Rob Kardashian. (Zee News)
While Ora may be out the picture, Drizzy is allegedly linked to former supermodel Tyra Banks.
The rapper is sparking rumors [that] he's romancing Tyra Banks after they were spotted enjoying a date at Disneyland. The hip-hop star, real name Aubrey Graham, has fueled fresh speculation about his love life after he was photographed enjoying a day out with the America's Next Top Model host at the California theme park. In pictures obtained by fan site, DizzyDrake.com, the pair was also snapped laughing together while grabbing sweet treats at Yogurtland. Drake has previously been linked to Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and British music sensation, Rita Ora, while Banks recently ended her relationship with businessman John Utendahl. (Fox 23 News)
Recently, the platinum-selling rapper opened up about experiencing some past romance woes.
"I fell for somebody I liked so much. So, so much. Not a celebrity, just a normal girl. "She was like, 'I won't be in a relationship with you, you're a rapper and I think more of myself than to go through the (expletive); I can't read the rumors every day whether they're true or not.' That killed me. D*mn, it was a lose/lose, a fight I can't even fight because she's already bowing out." (AZ Central)