Singer causes a stir with racy topless lockdown snaps

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

She came under fire recently for appearing to violate coronavirus restrictions in the UK but Rita Ora has found her own way to drown out trolls, with a series of bikini snaps. 

The 29-year-old How To Be Lonely singer has been updating her Instagram account with a series of photos, including one yesterday where she was completely naked apart from two ‘Wow’ emojis covering her modesty. 

Rita Ora has posted a series of throwback photos to her Instagram account, including this topless snap from 2018. Photo: Instagram/ Rita Ora
The singer was in the middle of a fitting for the VMA's at the time. Photo: Instagram/Rita Ora

“Fittings in New York for the VMA’s the year I won dest dance song with Avicii,” Rita captioned the snap which was a throwback to 2018. 

She also thrilled fans with a photo of herself lounging in the pool in a tiny black bikini and one in a black and white leopard print bikini from her back garden. 

Rita’s lockdown chronicles come just days after angry locals in The Cotswolds area of the UK claim the singer had bunkered down there during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The singer has also been posting snaps from her pool. Photo: Instagram/Rita Ora

The star initially shared snaps of her country stay on Instagram, but has since deleted all the images, though some of the photos remain visible on Facebook.

The singer is believed to be staying in a rented holiday home in the UK town of The Cotswolds according to the Daily Mail on a pre-booked getaway to work on her album.

In the UK and Australia, people are being urged to stay in their normal homes, as flocking to country towns could overwhelm limited resources.

The singer has been enjoying the good weather in the UK during lockdown. Photo: Instagram/Rita Ora

The Sun reports that Rita’s agent says she arrived on March 21 before the Prime Minister officially called for people to stay at their primary residence, and though the trip may fall under work, angry locals have taken to social media groups to complain.

Locals reported spotting the singer out on bike rides with friends, and one even said heavy-handed security scared her child as she walked near the property on a public footpath.

“Surely she should respect the rules and have stayed in f****** London?” one local wrote on a community Facebook page.

Rita has been outspoken about the coronavirus effort in England on her social media.

Her mother Vera is an NHS nurse, and the pair have appeared on TV to raise awareness for the vital work public healthcare professionals are providing.

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