Rita Ora Covers July 2015 Issue Of ‘Marie Claire,’ Talks Calvin Harris Breakup: 7 Photos

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Rita Ora is no stranger to covering popular fashion magazines, and the latest one she has lent her good looks to is for Marie Claire’s July 2015 issue.

In the editorial spread, the “Poison” singer looks fresh-faced as she smiles and poses in colorful summer looks. Rita also switches up her signature platinum-blond locks for an almost-white mullet, and she actually pulls it off well!

For the interview inside the July issue, the UK popstress touches on various topics — from her breakup with Calvin Harris (her third time publicly speaking about this topic) to working with Prince.

View the photos in the gallery up top, and catch some interview highlights below!

On recording with Prince: “He came to London about a year ago and his manager contacted my management, and he said, ‘Hey, Prince is in town.’ I was like, ‘What prince? Like the royal family prince? I wouldn’t care about that prince. I care more about actual Prince Prince.’ And he was like, ‘Actual Prince.’ I said, ‘Oh, my God!'”

On her split with Calvin Harris: “There was a reason why I split up with him. And there was a reason why I’m at this point in my life where I feel like I have so much musical freedom, and I don’t have to explain myself to anybody… It was more of a thing where I was in awe. I was at that point in my relationship where I felt he could do no wrong. I thought he had my back and that he’d never steer me wrong. But then ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ came out, and everything started to go a bit weird. I don’t know if it was because business was mixed with personal or what.”

On dating: “I’m afraid of being alone… I’m not afraid to admit that, you know. I’m not embarrassed to admit that. I just hope it’s not a never-ending cycle. Sometimes love just makes you feel crazy. And that feeling that we have as girls, just to have that feeling, even for five seconds, it’s like crack. I mean, don’t compare it to that, but you know what I mean. It’s like comfort eating.”

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