Calvin Harris is the Reason Rita Ora Didn't Perform at the Teen Choice Awards

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Rita Ora was scheduled to perform her hit song "I Will Never Let You Down" at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday; however, just one day before going on-stage, she broke the news to her fans that her performance had been canceled.

So what exactly happened?

Well, the 23-year-old singer admits it was due to her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, who she split from in June.

During an interview with "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" Monday morning, Ora revealed that, as a writer and producer on the song, Harris owns the right to it and therefore had the ability to cancel the performance.

“For anybody who doesn’t understand how it works, he wrote and produced the song," Rita explains.  "So he has to approve anything TV-wise... He owns the rights to it and he didn’t approve the Teen Choice Awards.”

Rita had been rehearsing for the show for over a month, admitting a lot of time, money and work went into it and confessing she was definitely let down by his decision (though not surprised).

“I could have got told a few weeks earlier, you know. That would have been nice,” she says. “It was a last-minute change, but you know what, it happens and we move on and move forward… It is what it is, man. You know, you write a song with somebody, and I guess there’s some stuff that comes with it.”

Still, her disappointment stems from her fans as the performance was going to be "awesome."

“We put so much work and money into the show. I put my own money into the performance, like I always do, and I guess it’s just one of those things. Everything happens for a reason. That’s how I look at it.”

Luckily, the blonde bombshell has more to look forward to.  A sneak peek of her upcoming music video for "Black Widow" was released today, giving fans a glimpse at some futuristic dance moves with Iggy Azalea.

 

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