Rita Ora RETURNS to Instagram

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Rita Ora commanded attention on Thursday evening as she shared a racy new promotional image to celebrate the imminent release of her new EP, shortly after  returning to Instagram.

The singer, currently in quarantine after flying to Australia for The Voice, unveiled the striking cover art for forthcoming track Bang with followers on the social media platform. 

In her second post since returning to Instagram, she also confirmed the track, a collaboration with Kazakh DJ Imanbek and French star David Guetta, is scheduled for release on February 12th.  

Welcome back: On Thursday, Rita announced the imminent release of a new EP as she returned to Instagram after deleting all of her images

Welcome back: Rita Ora announced the imminent release of a new EP on Thursday evening as she returned to Instagram after deleting all of her images

The post, in which Rita, 30, models a bandage strap leotard, is her first since surprising her loyal fanbase by deleting thousands of images from her grid.  

Soon after the erasure, eagle-eyed fans took to  to speculate over the reasoning, with many correctly claiming the move was a teaser for imajbet new music. 

Twitter users penned: ‘just seen this and new music must be coming!I thought I was gonna have a heart attack.9 posts on your insta!!!? New tunes must be coming x.’ 

Sure enough, within a few hours Rita had uploaded one new post for her 16m followers, announcing a new music project with GRAMMY-nominated DJ and record producer Imanbek.

Gone: Rita had deleted all posts from her Instagram feed earlier in the day amid multiple covid scandals and during her current quarantine in Australia

Gone: Rita Ora deleted all posts from her Instagram feed on Thursday amid multiple covid scandals and during her current quarantine in Australia

After repeatedly coming under fire for flouting coronavirus rules in recent months, insiders told MailOnline that she was hoping for ‘a fresh start’, just days after it was revealed she had lost 200k followers due to her rule breaking. 

Rita has just landed in Sydney ahead of filming for her judging role on  and is currently in quarantine in the five star Meriton Suites Pitt Street hotel, where the penthouse suite costs $500 (£279) per night.

The new EP was written and produced over Zoom and features artists from all over the world.  

Coming soon: Soon after the erasure, eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to speculate over the reasoning, with many claiming the move was a teaser for new music

Coming soon: Soon after the erasure, eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to speculate over the reasoning, with many claiming the move was a teaser for new music

‘When we started this project, we were really looking to develop creative connections with other artists,’ explained Rita. 

‘Collaborating with Imanbek was a really unique experience, we had meetings through Zoom to discuss the music and we had to use translators as well as, so we really had to adapt to a new way of recording.’

‘It’s amazing how much technology allowed our connection to shine through.Music truly is a universal language, and this EP is proof that creative process has the power to transcend any obstacle that separates us.’ 

New tunes: Sure enough, a few hours later and Rita had uploaded one new post for her 16m followers, announcing a new music project with DJ and producer Imanbek

New tunes: Sure enough, a few hours later and Rita had uploaded one new post for her 16m followers, announcing a new music project with DJ and producer Imanbek

Exciting: Rita announced a new collaborative project with Imanbek - a joint EP named Bang to be released on February 12 and featuring artists from all over the world, including David Guetta

Exciting: Rita announced a new collaborative project with Imanbek – a joint EP named Bang to be released on February 12 and featuring artists from all over the world, including David Guetta

was pictured jetting into Sydney International Airport on Monday after being permitted to leave the UK during  for work commitments, and will become a coach on the Australian version of the hit singing competition.

The work trip comes after Rita was branded ‘selfish’ by British police for holding a rule-flouting 30th birthday bash at west  restaurant Casa Cruz in November. 

The party came amid another rule break, as she has previously flown by private jet to Cairo on November 21 to perform at the five-star W Hotel. 

Down under: Rita was pictured jetting into Sydney International Airport on Monday after being permitted to leave the UK during lockdown for work commitments

Down under: Rita was pictured jetting into Sydney International Airport on Monday after being permitted to leave the UK during lockdown for work commitments

She returned the next day and under Government quarantine rules should have self-isolated for 14 days. Instead, she threw a birthday party on November 28.

The infamous birthday party at Casa Cruz saw Rita branded ‘selfish’, the manager of the restaurant sacked and the venue facing losing its licence.

As well as her 30th birthday bash and Cairo trip, Rita sparked fury in April last year when it was revealed she’d travelled to The Cotswolds just days before London’s first lockdown.

The star arrived at the farmhouse on March 21 before Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown to tackle the coronavirus crisis, reports . 

'Selfish': Rita held an illicit lockdown party to celebrate turning 30 in November, which was attended by the likes of Poppy Delevingne and TOWIE's Vas Morgan

‘Selfish’: Rita held an illicit lockdown party to celebrate turning 30 in November, which was attended by the likes of Poppy Delevingne and TOWIE’s Vas Morgan 

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