Rita Ora tries - and fails - to get 100,000 retweets for new single

The singer said she would release her new song on Monday if she hit the target

Antonia Molloy
Friday 31 October 2014 15:54
Rita Ora has since deleted the tweet
Rita Ora has since deleted the tweet

Rita Ora discovered the perils of relying on your Twitter followers – even if you have almost four million of them.

The “I Will Never Let You Down” singer tweeted today that she would release her new single on Monday if she received 100,000 retweets.

The 23-year-old wrote: “Dropping my new song on Monday if this gets 100,000 retweets.”

But it was more trick than treat for Ora. After receiving less than 2,000 retweets by this afternoon and, perhaps pre-empting failure, the singer deleted the tweet.

However, the stealthy move didn’t go unnoticed by fans. One user tweeted: “So we’re not getting [the] new single?”

And another added: “Will you release the new single even if we don't reach the target? I think you're just teasing us.”

Only Monday will tell if Ora will go ahead with the release – but at least she can console herself with her burgeoning film career.

The singer is set to star in forthcoming erotic movie Fifty Shades of Grey as Mia, the sister of Christian Grey.

Based on EL James’ best-selling trilogy, the movie is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day.

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