November 16, 2018

Nick Jonas Put His Feelings About Rita Ora In A Song

It seems that once upon a time Nick Jonas was crushing on Rita Ora — and she kind of crushed him, apparently. Well, at least that’s the case according to a song he wrote back in 2013.

As part of a slew of songs last year that never manifested into an album, Jonas penned one particularly cutting track for him and his bros titled “What Do I Mean To You,” in which he bemoans a woman named Rita’s lack of interest in him.

“No need for water, Rita, you got the wine / Searching for diamonds, when I gave you the time / Keys to an open door, don’t need a lock / Stains on a dirty floor, you don’t see a spot,” he wails.

Heavy, man.

On a recent edition of “Watch What Happens Live,” Ora said that she and Jonas never had any sort of romantic entanglement — but did suspect that the song was about her.

“I never dated him,” she said. “I actually met Nick through a friend and it was a very weird situation because we were close, but it never went to that level, and then I read the lyric and I kind of messaged him and was like, ‘I have no idea where this came from. If you want to talk about it, call me.’”

“He was like, ‘You know what, I just obviously didn’t put out how I felt across to you properly.’ And it was one of those situations,” she added. “He never really told me that, I think, but regardless we’re still friends and I still have a lot of respect for him.”

What do you think? Should Nick have spoken his mind? Or was putting it all in song the best recourse?

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.

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