by Josh Grossberg | Tue., Dec. 4, 2012 12:53 PM
The 25-year-old reality star-turned-sock designer took to his Twitter page today to smack down reports that the target of his ire was the hip-hop hottie, whom he was rumored to have dated for several months before the duo called it quits last month.
"Just so we clear I never once mentioned 'Rita Ora' in any of my tweets or even used the word 'whore' and I never would. I Respect Women," tweeted Kardashian.
The online commotion began when Rob posted the following message yesterday before abruptly deleting it: "She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!!"
While he didn't name names, the outburst touched off a flurry of speculation on social media as to who "she" could be. Soon "Rita Whora" began trending as Twitter users speculated Kardashian was lashing out after the end of his presumed romance with the 22-year-old Ora.
Hardly, says the former Dancing With the Stars finalist, who seemed to offer up some sympathy to the "Hot Right Now" singer for the vitriol she's gotten online in his erased tweet's wake.
"Sad that the media created negativity for a young artist new to the game that is working so hard to make it. Never mentioned any names," he wrote, adding, "I speak truth. I'm a very Real dude and everything I say I mean…But never called anyone specific a whore and said any names. You all did."
"I have no clue," replied Kendall when asked whether he and Rita are still together.
"I actually talked to him today," added Kylie. "I was like, 'What's wrong, Rob? Are you OK?' He's like, 'No, I just want to put out some inspiration quotes.' So…he's just trying to put…some inspiration stuff out there."
Kylie didn't seem to think Rob was bummed out about the whole thing.
He's like, 'No, I'm fine,'" she told E! News. "Maybe he's hiding something but I don't know."
As for Ora herself, E! News caught up with the British singer last July and she told us that her love life was non-existent at the time because of her dedication to her music career and touring and she had lots of friends but not necessarily a boyfriend.
She echoed those sentiments in the October issue of UK edition of Glamour, saying that their busy work schedules were to blame for their split and that she and Rob are still "friends."
"I'm not going out with Rob. We were close for a while, but it didn't work because I was never there," she told the magazine via the Daily Mail. "I was like a ghost. I used to get so frustrated with myself and then wonder why I was angry, so I decided it was best to keep it friendly—especially at the moment, when there's so much going on."
—Additional Reporting by William Marfuggi and James Chairman
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