Drop It Like It's Hot rapper Snoop Dogg thinks R.I.P singer Rita Ora is a "special lady."

Snoop, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, who collaborated with the British singer on the track Torn Apart, admits he is a huge fan of Ora.

Speaking to MTV News UK at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London, the 41-year-old star said: ''I love Rita Ora, she's a special lady.''

He added that he thinks the singer is hot ''in a real way.''

Rita is currently dating Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and recently admitted she is falling in love with him.

The 22-year-old star said: "I feel so small and looked after. I am very happy.

''I'm in such a happy place. I'm so lucky that I've found somebody who is exactly like me.

''It's always a bit difficult. There isn't really a clear answer when you have somebody that you really like and people take pictures of you liking that person.

''It's a bit of a weird scenario but I always just ignore them. But it depends on where you choose to go as a couple, what you choose to do and how private you really want things to be.''