Bad blood? Rihanna wants Rita Ora 'away' from her at VMAs

Rihanna has made it pretty clear she wants Rita Ora kept "away" from her at today's Video Music Awards.

The former Roc Nation label pals' feud is far from over as the 'Work' hitmaker has insisted MTV bosses keep the British singer out of her sight at the prestigious bash held in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Rihanna doesn't want Rita near her. Source: Instagram

It's believed Rihanna - who will receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and open the show - doesn't want to be "upstaged".

"Rihanna is receiving the Video Vanguard Award and she wants the evening to be all about her. She isn't going to let anything, or anyone, upstage her," a source has told The Sun.

"She has never liked Rita and put a call into MTV last week asking for her to be sat far away from her so she isn't disturbed during the ceremony."

The 28-year-old chart sensation was reportedly furious with Rita last summer when she found out the 'Poison' singer was recording a song with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

The steamy video which accompanied 'Body On Me' further upset the star and it's believed she felt Rita, 25, showed a lack of "respect".

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"There's no lost love between them, but this is another example of what Rihanna perceives to be a lack of respect by Rita," it was reported at the time.

"Chris and Rihanna have a long history and she hit the roof when she heard about 'Body On Me' - especially the video."

However, their long-running feud goes way back to when Rita was signed to Roc Nation and Rihanna banned the 'Poison' singer from entering her Met Gala afterparty in New York in May 2015.

"She has a real issue with Rita and this was her chance for revenge. She made it clear when organising her party that Rita was not to gatecrash under any circumstances."

So there's still bad blood then.

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