After the DJ shut down her scheduled performance of "I Will Never Let You Down" at the Teen Choice Awards, the "Black Widow" crooner talked openly about it to Ryan Seacrest.
But, when she was asked about it again days later, it was clear she had nothing else to say about it. During a red carpet interview in New York Wednesday, Rita shut an interview down, according to Billboard, when a reporter said, "There's been a lot of rumors about Calvin Harris not releasing some of your stuff..."
"Thank you. Bye bye," she said, and walked away. When the British singer talked about the incident to Ryan Aug. 12 on his radio show, she said, "I was supposed to perform, and for anyone that doesn't understand how it works, he wrote and produced the song - I mean, he's an incredible songwriter, never going to disregard his talents, he's incredible."
"So [Calvin] has to approve anything TV-wise, for anybody that doesn't get it...so he has to approve the rights to [use the song] and he didn't approve the Teen Choice Awards," she continued.
And she admitted she was disappointed by the move. "Yeah, I'm not gong to lie, but not for my own selfish reasons, but for my fans," Rita said when asked if Calvin's decision upset her. "Because the show was going to be awesome...[but] everything happens for a reason, that's how I look at it."
Rita may not be performing the song on a big awards show stage any time soon, but she is set to perform "Black Widow" with Iggy Azalea at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.
Take that Calvin Harris.
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