A source told The Sun: 'James is a big fan of Rita.
“Yeah, that’s a lot of f******.” “Some people’s Oras [auras, geddit?
With the rude bits bleeped out, he spits: “I’m giving 10 million f**** less than Rita does and that’s a lot of f******.
singer – who briefly dated him in February – while on BBC radio 1Xtra.
James also addressed haters and Twitter trolls in the 10-minute tirade but his worst jibes are for Rita.
As he trended worldwide on Twitter, one fan @Mnique_MVL wrote: “BLAOWWWW, James Arthur calling out Rita Ora still!
Fire in the booth is killing it OMFG #1xtra.” While James’s and Rita’s PRs declined to comment, it seems James may have been peeved when Rita – who’s now loved up with DJ Calvin Harris – started dating David Beckham’s mate Dave Gardner.
Speaking last month James, who’s planning to release a rap mix tape, said: “Who hasn’t had interest from Rita Ora?
Pausing as host Charlie laughs, he next hit out at kiss-and-tell girls (of which James has encountered his fair share).
He names Rita’s mate, rapper Iggy Azalea, in a bizarre sexual metaphor.
“I am cold, fearless sticking this thing in Z listers,” he continues.
“And I don’t want to aim this venom at a f****** hater’s cranium, blow the load of broken Britain on Iggy Azalea’s crazy area.” Shocked listeners couldn’t believe their ears.