Rita Ora has spoken out in defense of troubled pop star Justin Bieber following his conviction in Florida this week (beg11Aug14), insisting she is a big fan of his new bad boy image.
The 20-year-old singer has dashed his clean-cut reputation in recent months with a slew of legal troubles, including a conviction on a vandalism charge for pelting a neighbor's house with eggs, and pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest stemming from a DUI bust in Florida.
However, Ora is adamant Bieber's antics, which also include an ongoing prosecution in his native Canada on an assault charge, just make him more attractive.
In an upcoming interview with 4Music.com show Rock The Look With Rimmel London, Ora is asked whether she "fancies" Bieber and she replies, "Who doesn't?"
Ora goes on to add, "I think everyone feels the Bieber fever the same way. I like how he's evolved, he's growing up, he's doing his thing. I like his stance and how he carries himself."
This week (beg11Aug14), Bieber was sentenced to anger management classes, ordered to pay a series of fines, and told to donate $50,000 to a local children's charity as part of a plea deal stemming from his DUI case.