You Didn’t Retweet Rita Ora Like She Asked, So Now You Don’t Get New Music

Ora Vs. Harris
Ora's ex, Calvin Harris, blocked a recent performance of hers.
“I Will Never Let You Down”Rita Ora

“Eh, we will very likely let you down in a very big way.” – Rita Ora’s fans to Rita Ora

Ora suffered an embarrassing social media faceplant when she tweeted she would release her new single on Monday if she got 100,000 retweets. She got nowhere near 100,000 retweets.

The tweet, The Independent reports, apparently said “Dropping my new song monday if this get [sic] 100,000 retweets.” When the tweet in question got less than 2,000 retweets, an embarrassed Ora deleted it. But not before someone took a screenshot:

Ora has nearly four million followers, so asking for 100,000 retweets probably didn’t seem like too big a request. Unfortunately for Ora — and her fans hungry for new music — it was, in fact, too big a request.

Who knows, though? Perhaps Ora will release the song anyway. It would be particularly petty of her to hold back new music simply because her Twitter audience failed to engage her desperate ploy for attention.

As the wise Lady Gaga once sang: “Love me, love me, please retweet.” Turns out this works better as a song lyric than it does in practice.