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Calvin Harris had a 'damn good reason' for not letting Rita Ora perform

Calvin Harris has hit back at Rita Ora’s claims he cancelled her performance of their single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ at the 2014 Teen Choice awards.

Well, that escalated quickly...

Calvin Harris has hit back at Rita Ora’s claims he cancelled her performance of their single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ at the 2014 Teen Choice awards.

Rita confirmed the news yesterday when she stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

"For anybody who doesn't understand how it works, he wrote and produced the song," the singer explained of her last-minute cancellation. "So he has to approve anything TV-wise for anybody who doesn't get it. And obviously he owns the rights to it and he didn't approve the Teen Choice Awards."

Asked whether she was shocked by the sudden canning of her performance, Rita replied, "No, nuh-uh" after revealing that she had been planning the performance for "about a month in advance."

"I could have got told a few weeks earlier, you know," she admitted. "That would have been nice. It was a last-minute change, but you know what, it happens and we move on and move forward…It is what it is, man. You know, you write a song with somebody, and I guess there's some stuff that comes with it... Everything happens for a reason, that's how I look at it."

Since then, Calvin has taken to Twitter to air his disdain for Rita’s comments. "You'll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life," he wrote. "But just know I had a damn good reason," followed by a post with the waving hand emoji.

Calvin broke news via Twitter that the couple split this past June, tweeting: "To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best."

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