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Harris blocked Ora performing at Teen Choice bash

1 of 1 Rita Ora wasn't surprised that her ex wouldn't allow her to sing his song at the Teen Choice Awards
Rita Ora wasn't surprised that her ex wouldn't allow her to sing his song at the Teen Choice Awards

Rita Ora has confirmed that Calvin Harris blocked her from performing at the Teen Choice Awards in America this past weekend.

The singer was due to perform her hit I Will Never Let You Down, but because her ex-boyfriend Harris is the sole writer and producer on the track, he has to sign off the rights to give permission for a televised performance.

Harris decided not to approve the performance, so Ora was forced to cancel her planned appearance at the event.

Asked by Ryan Seacrest if the decision surprised her, Ora replied: "No. No, no, no."

She added: "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.

"It was a last minute change, but do you know what? We move on and we move forward."

And here's the song:

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