Better Things

Album: At.Long.Last.A$AP (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • A$AP Rocky takes aim on the second verse at Rita Ora, shooting a vile diss at the British singer:

    I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth
    Next time I see her might curse the bitch out
    Kicked the bitch out once 'cause she bitched out
    Spit my kids out, jizzed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce


    Rocky explained the background to his lewd lyrics aimed at the pop songstress with BBC radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. "For me, she got me into a lot of trouble when I was dealing with her. I just want to clarify, this isn't me saying, people don't go listen to Rita Ora, or she's an ugly person or nothing, nah I'm not saying she's a terrible person," he said, "I'm just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I wasn't supposed to do, she had a big mouth."
  • It seems hypocritical that A$AP Rocky is calling Rita Ora out for having a "big mouth," yet he's the one bringing their history to the attention of the listening public. The rapper explained that the song was really old, but wanted the song on the album because it was a perfect fit, despite his jabs at Ora. "It would've been really tasteful for me to just mute that part, you know, but it is what it is and it's out now," Rocky said. "To all of Rita Ora fans and to Rita Ora herself, keep growing. You still beautiful baby girl. Just next time keep your mouth shut and I'll do the same."
  • Not surprisingly, Rita Ora finds Rocky's lyrics about her tasteless. Speaking during an interview with Glamour magazine, she said, "It's not about me. It's about women. Disrespecting women. It's not cool. There's more to a person than who you're dating... don't disregard what I've done with my career because of someone that I was dating - if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn't. Let's be very clear on that. I was not. And nor will I ever."

    "What I'm saying is: it's not cool that females always have that shadow on their back," Ora added. "And now I'm not talking about A$AP. I'm talking about anything that I've experienced in my life."

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