Rita Ora and Charli XCX recently shot a video for their collaboration, “Dong it”. However, Charli XCX revealed in an interview that the video shoot didn’t go all that smoothly after a Barbie truck they were riding crashed. Charli and Rita headed to the desert to shoot the video, and one sequence involves the pair hopping into a truck which was then involved in a near-fatal collision. “I nearly killed both of us on the set by crashing this Barbie truck into the middle of the desert,” Charli said in the interview.
The “Boom Clap” and “Fancy” hitmaker added, “There were no air bags. It was this old truck. It was a death trap! But we made it out alive and the video is so great and is dropping this week.” A representative for Rita Ora has yet to comment on Charli’s claims.
In the same interview, Charli praises Rita’s acting chops. Ora will be appearing on the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charli revealed that Rita can definitely act. “She is going to kill it,” Charli said of Ora’s role in Fifty Shades of Grey. “On the set we had to do one bit of acting and I was freaking out, like, ‘I don’t know how to do this’, but every time she was killing it. She is great and I think she’s going to be wonderful.”
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Rita Ora recently gave an interview ahead of the release of Fifty Shades of Grey. In the interview, she spoke in depth about her feminism, saying, “I think people take the word feminist really seriously and I think people are scared to use that word. In this industry, all the heads of labels are men, but every artist has to prove themselves, regardless of their sex. I have always been very vocal about the women sticking together.”