Lily Allen has come under fire for responding to Rita Ora’s emotional tribute post to Prince.
The legendary singer passed away yesterday aged 57, and was found in an elevator in his Minnesota estate. The cause of death is still not yet known.
And along with a whole host of other famous faces, Rita took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to her musical idol and friend.
The 25-year-old wrote: ‘This is coming from a place I never new existed in my heart. You were so special to me your presence the music we created the dance-off’s we used to have the laughing we shared. The funk oozing out of you was uncontrollable.’
‘I’m not quite sure what to do with myself but I will miss you forever and always. I love you my dear kind friend. May all my prayers go to his family the whole band (you know who you are, I love you all so much) anybody who felt even one little bit of what I was lucky enough to experience face to face, and let us keep alive the one thing he knew would last forever, his music. I love you P. I will never forget you.
‘Love your Rita.’
However, fellow singer Lily Allen reportedly decided to write underneath: ‘Pics or it never happened’, suggesting that the close friendship Rita suggested she had with Prince might not have existed.
We have no idea how close Rita and Prince were, but we can’t help but feel Lily’s comment was a little catty and unnecessary – even if she was joking.
And Ora’s fans soon hit back. ‘Lily Allen coming after Rita Ora over Prince is so tacky. Rita worked with the man. Let her feel her feels’, one wrote.
‘If he was your f***ing idol why haven’t you head of his last f***ing album dear Lily? Oh yeah Rita Ora features on it,’ slammed another.
Lily soon issued a response to the haters, and attempted to defend herself by writing: ‘I didn’t mean that in a mean way, I’m just jealous you were so close to my idol. #superfan #ritabots go IN.’
Hmm. We suggest everyone should just let each other mourn the star in any which way they like. Because this is really not the time for thoughtless jibes, eh?