Calvin Harris denies Rita Ora claims over Call My Name


Calvin Harris and Rita Ora

Calvin Harris says claims from Rita Ora that she was offered Cheryl's number one single Call My Name first is "disrespectful".

The track was originally written by Harris and sold more than 152,000 copies to launch it to number one.

But Harris took to Twitter to rebuff Ora's claims, saying: "For the record, Call My Name was never given to Rita Ora to sing."

Rita Ora's comments have now been removed from Twitter.

When asked by someone on Twitter what proof he had, the I'm Not Alone singer also tweeted: "Coz I did that song."

"I was setting the record straight as you didn't at the time," he later added. "It was a disrespectful comment to make, that's all."

Rita then tweeted: "I hate beef and fighting.. So I love u all @calvinharris call me I'll explain what actually happened they twisted it and congratulations. X"

This is not the first time the 28-year-old has taken to a social network to defend his material.

He accused R&B singer Chris Brown of theft after the star used his music in his single Yeah x3.

Brown later apologised and credited half the track to Harris.