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We Need To Talk About Rita Ora

I am shocked at my own damn self.

Good evening.

Good evening.

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I have an announcement to make.

I have an announcement to make.

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It all started with me bathing. Not really because I live in a tiny-ass NYC apartment...but in my head I'd like to embody this nice woman in a bath.

It all started with me bathing. Not really because I live in a tiny-ass NYC apartment...but in my head I'd like to embody this nice woman in a bath.

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To be fair, I was just sitting at my computer when some random gay condescendingly told me, "Matt, sweetie, you really have to listen to this new Rita Ora song."

To be fair, I was just sitting at my computer when some random gay condescendingly told me, "Matt, sweetie, you really have to listen to this new Rita Ora song."

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My initial response was, "Really, sweets?"

My initial response was, "Really, sweets?"

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Because yes, I too was not "in the know."

Because yes, I too was not "in the know."

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I heard this song "How We Do?" years ago and thought it was a cute song. Rihanna really did that.

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A few years later, I heard about Rita Oro from Debra Messing.

A few years later, I heard about Rita Oro from Debra Messing.

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And I'll never forget the "dropping my new song Monday" debacle of Oct. 2014.

And I'll never forget the "dropping my new song Monday" debacle of Oct. 2014.

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Anyway, I remained unbothered and unconcerned about Rita Ora.

Anyway, I remained unbothered and unconcerned about Rita Ora.

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But that all changed last week. Not only did I morph into a completely different old lady stock photo actor, but I have also converted into a full blown Ritabot.

But that all changed last week. Not only did I morph into a completely different old lady stock photo actor, but I have also converted into a full blown Ritabot.

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The conversion happened when I was sitting on my couch sipping my green tea, when some other gay sent me a link to a Rita Ora meme.

The conversion happened when I was sitting on my couch sipping my green tea, when some other gay sent me a link to a Rita Ora meme.

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That brought me to do something I've never done: I went to YouTube and searched for Rita Ora. I found this song called "Anywhere" and shit, it's fucking good. Like really really fucking good.

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I realized, "Damn Rita, she's got bops!" I started listening to her song "Your Song" and yes, it too is very good.

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Finally, I ended up on "I Will Never Let You Down" and decided this was it.

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I have decided to stan.

I have decided to stan.

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Rita Ora has done it. Rita Ora has saved pop music. But seriously, listen to these songs. And to those existing Rita Ora fans out there, I have a message for you:

Rita Ora has done it. Rita Ora has saved pop music. But seriously, listen to these songs. And to those existing Rita Ora fans out there, I have a message for you:

We're with you now.

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