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.
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?