Rita Ora should perhaps concern herself more with breaking the law and less with finding out who ratted her out.
The British singer’s birthday bash at a London restaurant was interrupted by the cops, who shut down the party and fined the Body on Me hitmaker R200 000 for breaking the UK lockdown rules.
Rita, who had just turned 30, celebrated the occasion with 30 of her closest friends, The Sun reported.
She apologised for her irresponsible behaviour on Instagram, where she said that her “small gathering was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK”.
She admitted making a “serious and inexcusable error of judgment” after photos of her and others, including model and actress Cara Delevingne and her sister Poppy Delevingne, surfaced on Saturday. The pics were taken at the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, London.
The latest lockdown rules, which came into effect on Wednesday, bans Londoners from socialising indoors with anyone with whom they do not live, and not more than six people are allowed to get together for an outdoor gathering, at a garden or a public place.
London’s Metropolitan Police said authorities went to the restaurant after a report about a potential breach of Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
“It is important that everybody in society sets an example by following the rules. That is for every member of the public, including celebrities,” scolded Jamie Davies, a spokesman for prime minister Boris Johnson.
A contrite Rita is currently playing Scotland Yard herself, in a bid to find out who snitched her to the cops, reports the Daily Mail.
The offender will likely be struck from her Christmas list and next year’s bash.
Rita is not the only celebrity making bad choices during a global pandemic that has killed 1,48 million people, and counting.
Rapper Cardi B hosted 37 people at a Thanksgiving dinner party last week, which she tweeted “was lit”.
After getting dragged, she apologised.
“Sorry, my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad. I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me. I spent so much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it. I wasn't trying to offend no1.”
Kendall Jenner invited 100 celeb pals to a Hollywood Halloween party, where everyone had elaborate costumes, but no face masks.
One picture from the event showed a warning given to guests not to post about the party on social media – which is exactly what they did, and much dragging ensued.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic paid the price for partying hard in a Serbian nightclub in June, when he tested positive for the coronavirus just days later – proving, again, that wealth and fame are no barrier to infection.