Rita Ora denies asking dancers to work for free in new music video

Rita Ora’s representatives have denied she was asking dancers to work for free


by Ellie Henman |
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Rita Ora came under fire when it appeared that the company behind her next music video were asking people to appear in it for free.

However her rep has shot down the claims and said Rita was not asking for people to work for free. Instead they clarified the advert and said it was an opportunity for fans of the RIP star to take part.

The advert – which was shared across professional casting websites – said “this is an unpaid shoot and you would be appearing voluntarily.”


It caused uproar in the dancing community with many professional dancers taking to Twitter to let Rita now just how angry they were.

One wrote: “So #RitaOra is apparently not paying her dancers for her next music video #paythedancers BLOODY RIDICULOUS!!” Another said: “What is it with people that think they can get highly trained professionals to work for free?!”

An insider close to Rita told the Mirror: “It's unfair Rita has been dragged into this, particularly when the production company didn't ask for dancers to work for free.” A spokesperson added: “The production company only requested for fans to be part of the video shoot. They did not ask for any dancers to be in the video.”

A statement from the agency said: “This posting has been deleted as it contained misinformation about a music video casting call we received from an illegitimate source. We have not been asked by Rita Ora or her representatives for unpaid people to appear in a music video for her.”


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