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Kanye West brings Sunday Service to a Texas jail days before controversial Joel Osteen meeting

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He’s taken his Sunday Service program across the country to spread his music.

Kanye West brought the religious performance somewhere new on Friday: the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, according to TMZ.

The 42-year-old rapper’s show came days before he was set to bring the show to the controversial pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch.

New venue: Kanye West, 42, brought his Sunday Service performance somewhere new on Friday: the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, according to TMZ; pictured in April

New venue: Kanye West, 42, brought his Sunday Service performance somewhere new on Friday: the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, according to TMZ; pictured in April

New venue: Kanye West, 42, brought his Sunday Service performance somewhere new on Friday: the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, according to TMZ; pictured in April

Kanye set up the performance himself on Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources, and the jail may have piqued his interest because of its large religious program.

The Jesus Walks rapper and his entourage of about 100 singers and musicians arrived to set up the show early Friday morning.

The performance was reportedly a surprise to almost everyone at the jail, as only a few people were involved in setting it up.

Kanye was pictured with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez while at the prison, and the elected official tweeted out his thanks for the visit.

‘@kanyewest visited us today. I know he has a busy weekend in H-Town surrounding his visit to @lakewoodchurch, so appreciate him and his choir spending time with us,’ he wrote. 

Posing: Kanye was pictured with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez while at the prison, and the elected official tweeted out his thanks for the visit

Posing: Kanye was pictured with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez while at the prison, and the elected official tweeted out his thanks for the visit

Posing: Kanye was pictured with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez while at the prison, and the elected official tweeted out his thanks for the visit

Surprise! Kanye reportedly set up the performance on Wednesday, and it was a secret to all but a few who helped plan the details

Surprise! Kanye reportedly set up the performance on Wednesday, and it was a secret to all but a few who helped plan the details

Surprise! Kanye reportedly set up the performance on Wednesday, and it was a secret to all but a few who helped plan the details

Kanye stayed at the jail for a few hours and put on two separate performances, one for male prisoners and one for female prisoners.

The two shows each reportedly drew a few hundred attendees.

The surprise show was a far cry from the massive performance he put on the previous Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, adjacent to Los Angeles.

Kanye performed much of his new album Jesus Is King, which he released on October 25 after numerous delays.

Everyone's invited: Kanye stayed at the jail for a few hours and put on two separate performances, one for male prisoners and one for female prisoners; shown October 24

Everyone's invited: Kanye stayed at the jail for a few hours and put on two separate performances, one for male prisoners and one for female prisoners; shown October 24

Everyone’s invited: Kanye stayed at the jail for a few hours and put on two separate performances, one for male prisoners and one for female prisoners; shown October 24

Change of scale: The surprise show was a far cry from his massive performance the previous Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, near LA. Kanye performed much of his new album Jesus Is King, which he released on October 25 after numerous delays; shown October 23

Change of scale: The surprise show was a far cry from his massive performance the previous Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, near LA. Kanye performed much of his new album Jesus Is King, which he released on October 25 after numerous delays; shown October 23

Change of scale: The surprise show was a far cry from his massive performance the previous Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, near LA. Kanye performed much of his new album Jesus Is King, which he released on October 25 after numerous delays; shown October 23

Coming soon: The jail show was a warm-up for his concert at Lakewood Church in Houston this Sunday, home to prosperity gospel star Joel Osteen

Coming soon: The jail show was a warm-up for his concert at Lakewood Church in Houston this Sunday, home to prosperity gospel star Joel Osteen

Coming soon: The jail show was a warm-up for his concert at Lakewood Church in Houston this Sunday, home to prosperity gospel star Joel Osteen

Double duty: Kanye will be interviewed by the controversial pastor at the 11 a.m. service, then play his music for a 7 p.m. concert; pictured in Jamaica on October 17

Double duty: Kanye will be interviewed by the controversial pastor at the 11 a.m. service, then play his music for a 7 p.m. concert; pictured in Jamaica on October 17

 Double duty: Kanye will be interviewed by the controversial pastor at the 11 a.m. service, then play his music for a 7 p.m. concert; pictured in Jamaica on October 17

Kanye is set to bring his traveling show to Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday.

The megachurch is home to televangelist Joel Osteen, who has courted controversy and even been labeled a heretic by some evangelical Christians for his adherence to prosperity theology, which states that material rewards are a sign of God’s approval of pious Christians.

However, the pastor disputed stated to the CBC that he believes health and strong personal relationship can be a reward for faithful followers, but not money.

Kanye has attracted his own share of criticism that his new religious phase is more about his own enrichment than a higher power. 

Shaking hands: The rapper and producer took some time to greet the inmates at the performance

Shaking hands: The rapper and producer took some time to greet the inmates at the performance

Shaking hands: The rapper and producer took some time to greet the inmates at the performance

Refresher: Kanye needed help from his phone with the lyrics for his newest Jesus Is King songs

Refresher: Kanye needed help from his phone with the lyrics for his newest Jesus Is King songs

Refresher: Kanye needed help from his phone with the lyrics for his newest Jesus Is King songs

Kanye will be appearing at Osteen’s church twice, first at the 11 a.m. service when the pastor will interview about him about h is journey to faith and how he has overcome adversity throughout his year.

He’ll return at 7 p.m. to perform his Sunday Service show with the full choir and band.

The first 45,000 people to get tickets will be able to get into the concert for free, though the overwhelming demand temporarily overwhelmed Ticketmaster.

The website went down for maintenance during a pre-sale Friday in which only a portion of the tickets were going on sale.

Many luck ticket holders quickly listed the tickets online for hundreds of dollars each.

Pricey: A pre-sale on tickets, which are free for the first 45,000 people, overwhelmed ticketmaster. Lucky ticket holders quickly listed their tickets for hundreds of dollars online

Pricey: A pre-sale on tickets, which are free for the first 45,000 people, overwhelmed ticketmaster. Lucky ticket holders quickly listed their tickets for hundreds of dollars online

Pricey: A pre-sale on tickets, which are free for the first 45,000 people, overwhelmed ticketmaster. Lucky ticket holders quickly listed their tickets for hundreds of dollars online

Upscale: The venue only has seating for 16,800 people, but Kanye will perform in an overflow area that can accommodate many more; pictured Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood

Upscale: The venue only has seating for 16,800 people, but Kanye will perform in an overflow area that can accommodate many more; pictured Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood

 Upscale: The venue only has seating for 16,800 people, but Kanye will perform in an overflow area that can accommodate many more; pictured Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood

The venue only has seating for 16,800 people, but Kanye will perform in an overflow area that can accommodate many more.

Kanye reportedly worked on setting up the details of the church show while he was in Houston last weekend to perform at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival.

‘Kanye and Joel are friends,’ Lakewood Church spokesperson Donald Iloff, Jr. told The Houston Chronicle. ‘He’s been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend.’

It’s not known who might accompany Kanye on stage, though it seems like that he’ll have some high profile guests for such a large performance.

It’s also not clear if his wife Kim Kardashian or his children will attend the show, though they’re regularly seen just off stage and his oldest daughter North, six, often dances on stage.

Pals: 'Kanye and Joel are friends,' Lakewood spokesperson Donald Iloff, Jr. told The Houston Chronicle. 'He's been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend'

Pals: 'Kanye and Joel are friends,' Lakewood spokesperson Donald Iloff, Jr. told The Houston Chronicle. 'He's been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend'

Pals: ‘Kanye and Joel are friends,’ Lakewood spokesperson Donald Iloff, Jr. told The Houston Chronicle. ‘He’s been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend’

Feeling it: Some of the inmates were visibly moved and others took a knee during Kanye's religious performance

Feeling it: Some of the inmates were visibly moved and others took a knee during Kanye's religious performance

Feeling it: Some of the inmates were visibly moved and others took a knee during Kanye’s religious performance

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Liam Payne, 26, strolls with girlfriend Maya Henry, 19, after a meal at Ours to celebrate album LP1

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He released his debut album on Friday – two years after launching his solo career.

So Liam Payne was naturally in high spirits as he celebrated with his girlfriend Maya Henry at Ours restaurant in Kensington.

The former One Direction star, 26, beamed as he made his way home hand-in-hand with his 19-year-old girlfriend.

Celebration: Liam Payne looked in high spirits as he celebrated the release of his debut album LP1 with his girlfriend Maya Henry at Ours restaurant in Kensington

Celebration: Liam Payne looked in high spirits as he celebrated the release of his debut album LP1 with his girlfriend Maya Henry at Ours restaurant in Kensington

Celebration: Liam Payne looked in high spirits as he celebrated the release of his debut album LP1 with his girlfriend Maya Henry at Ours restaurant in Kensington

Liam donned a colourful ensemble for the occasion – pairing a denim jacket with a salmon pink t-shirt, maroon chinos and navy boots.

He displayed a glimpse of his extensive tattoos as he held onto Maya’s hand.

Meanwhile, Maya looked subdued in a black dress and polka dot tights as she held onto a large coat with a houndstooth pattern and faux fur collar.  

Also at the event was Rita Ora and television personality Vas J Morgan, 31, who was seen carrying a two-foot by two-foot image of Liam’s album cover.

Smoulder: The former One Direction star, 26, smouldered as he made his way home hand-in-hand with his 19-year-old girlfriend

Smoulder: The former One Direction star, 26, smouldered as he made his way home hand-in-hand with his 19-year-old girlfriend

Smoulder: The former One Direction star, 26, smouldered as he made his way home hand-in-hand with his 19-year-old girlfriend

The celebration comes after Liam’s fans were left outraged by what they said was ‘fetishising’ bisexuality in his single Both Ways from the album LP1.

In the song’s lyrics Liam appears to reference an unidentified woman’s sexuality while singing: ‘Flipping that body, go head, I go tails / Sharing that body like it’s our last meal.’ 

The song didn’t go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the ‘stereotypes’.

Others referenced the irony of the lyrics following his alleged ‘homophobic’ comments against former bandmate Harry Styles back in 2015. The fury catapulted online as #LiamPayneIsOverParty started to trend on Twitter.

Colourful: Liam donned a colourful ensemble for the occasion - matching a denim jacket with a salmon pink t-shirt, maroon chinos and navy boots

Colourful: Liam donned a colourful ensemble for the occasion - matching a denim jacket with a salmon pink t-shirt, maroon chinos and navy boots

Colourful: Liam donned a colourful ensemble for the occasion – matching a denim jacket with a salmon pink t-shirt, maroon chinos and navy boots

Comments included the likes of: ‘As a bisexual woman, it was extremely uncomfortable reading the lyrics to ‘both ways’ by liam payne. 

‘He fetishizes the fact that a woman likes boys and girls, and he even mentions bi women in threesomes which furthers the stereotype that all bi ppl are only into that.’

Another said: ‘I have no words. i genuinely expected better from someone like liam payne, but the fact that he is adding to the constant stereotypes and the fetishism towards bi women is completely unacceptable. i am very disappointed @liampayne.’

Inkings: He displayed a glimpse of his extensive tattoos as a floral  inking on the back of his hand could be seen while he held onto Maya's hand

Inkings: He displayed a glimpse of his extensive tattoos as a floral  inking on the back of his hand could be seen while he held onto Maya's hand

Inkings: He displayed a glimpse of his extensive tattoos as a floral  inking on the back of his hand could be seen while he held onto Maya’s hand

One added: ‘Agree completely. I’m really really uncomfortable w/this. Bisexual or pansexual women are not some sideshow act for men to watch. This is bad. I’m actually really skeeved out.’

‘Liam payne fetishized bisexual women in his new album after belittling men for showing any femininity… n e ways stream adore you by harry styles#liampayneisoverpartyً,’ another said.

One raged: ‘bisexuals don’t exist particularly for the male gaze, we exist as love not a fetishisation #liampayneisoverpartyً.’ [sic]

'I expect better!': The celebration comes after Liam's fans were left outraged by what they said was 'fetishising' bisexuality in his single Both Ways from the album LP1

'I expect better!': The celebration comes after Liam's fans were left outraged by what they said was 'fetishising' bisexuality in his single Both Ways from the album LP1

‘I expect better!’: The celebration comes after Liam’s fans were left outraged by what they said was ‘fetishising’ bisexuality in his single Both Ways from the album LP1

Stunning: Meanwhile, Maya looked subdued in a black dress and polka dot tights as she held onto a large coat with a houndstooth pattern and faux fur collar

Stunning: Meanwhile, Maya looked subdued in a black dress and polka dot tights as she held onto a large coat with a houndstooth pattern and faux fur collar

Stunning: Meanwhile, Maya looked subdued in a black dress and polka dot tights as she held onto a large coat with a houndstooth pattern and faux fur collar

Another one was so outraged they capped up their tweet: ‘BI WOMEN ARENT FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE BI MEN ARE NOT FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE BI TRANS ARE NOT FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE BI NON BINARIES ARE NOT FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE NO ONE IS #liampayneisoverparty.’ 

Liam revealed in a prior interview that his former bandmate Harry would be his ‘last choice’ to babysit his child Bear – who he shares with ex, Cheryl.

‘I couldn’t rely on Harry ’cause I feel like my child would come out dressed in something that I just wouldn’t understand,’ Liam said, much to the horror of fans.

Previously: This comes after Liam revealed in a prior interview that his former bandmate Harry would be his 'last choice' to babysit his child Bear - who he shares with ex, Cheryl

Previously: This comes after Liam revealed in a prior interview that his former bandmate Harry would be his 'last choice' to babysit his child Bear - who he shares with ex, Cheryl

Previously: This comes after Liam revealed in a prior interview that his former bandmate Harry would be his ‘last choice’ to babysit his child Bear – who he shares with ex, Cheryl

Beauty: Maya's brunette tresses were left down to allow the gentle waves to frame her delicate features

Beauty: Maya's brunette tresses were left down to allow the gentle waves to frame her delicate features

Beauty: Maya’s brunette tresses were left down to allow the gentle waves to frame her delicate features

Backlash: The song Both Ways didn't go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt 'uncomfortable' with the 'stereotypes'

Backlash: The song Both Ways didn't go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt 'uncomfortable' with the 'stereotypes'

Backlash: The song Both Ways didn’t go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the ‘stereotypes’

He later tweeted in defence: ‘I’m sorry to those I offended really I am but there’s no need for some of the things I’m being called.’

‘I am in no way shape or form homophobic that’s a ridicules thing to say and I’m not here to offend people so take it as you will.

‘lol think some people take things to literal these days not gunna comment on it anymore you guys know what I meant it was meant in general.’ [sic]  

'I'm in no way shape or form homophobic': He later tweeted in defence and issued an apology

'I'm in no way shape or form homophobic': He later tweeted in defence and issued an apology

‘I’m in no way shape or form homophobic’: He later tweeted in defence and issued an apology 

Album launch: Also at the event was Rita Ora and television personality Vas J Morgan, 31, who was seen carrying a two-foot by two-foot image of Liam's album cover

Album launch: Also at the event was Rita Ora and television personality Vas J Morgan, 31, who was seen carrying a two-foot by two-foot image of Liam's album cover

Album launch: Also at the event was Rita Ora and television personality Vas J Morgan, 31, who was seen carrying a two-foot by two-foot image of Liam’s album cover

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Jessica Rowe, 49, reveals the secrets to her incredible bikini body

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Jessica Rowe wowed fans with her incredible bikini body while appearing on The Real Dirty Dancing earlier this year. 

And now, the 49-year-old journalist and published author has revealed the very sensible secrets to her sensational figure. 

Speaking to Body and Soul magazine on Sunday, the mother-of-two revealed she doesn’t believe in ‘extreme’ dieting.

Balance: Jessica Rowe, 49, (pictured) has revealed the secret to her incredible bikini body, during an interview with Body and Soul magazine on Sunday

Balance: Jessica Rowe, 49, (pictured) has revealed the secret to her incredible bikini body, during an interview with Body and Soul magazine on Sunday

Balance: Jessica Rowe, 49, (pictured) has revealed the secret to her incredible bikini body, during an interview with Body and Soul magazine on Sunday

‘Trying to be super healthy all the time or eating too much rubbish all the time will never work long-term,’ Jess said, adding it’s better to meet in the ‘middle’. 

The former Studio Ten host, instead, said she tries to eat healthily for the majority of the time, but still believes in indulging in sugary chocolate. 

‘I eat well most of the time, but I also love a bit of chocolate in bed at night,’ she said, happy to practice what she preaches.  

Far from feeling guilty, Jess said she enjoys her indulgences.

Treat yourself! The former Studio Ten host said she eats healthily for the majority the time, but still believes in indulging in sugary chocolate. Here with daughter Giselle, 10

Treat yourself! The former Studio Ten host said she eats healthily for the majority the time, but still believes in indulging in sugary chocolate. Here with daughter Giselle, 10

Treat yourself! The former Studio Ten host said she eats healthily for the majority the time, but still believes in indulging in sugary chocolate. Here with daughter Giselle, 10

‘If I don’t let myself have chocolate, I feel like I’m depriving myself and then I eat too much,’ she said.  

Jessica explained she was raised on fresh fruit and vegetables, but her parents often let their children eat chocolate biscuits.     

She said she strives to raise her own children, Allegra, 12, and Giselle, 10, with the same habits, instilling a healthy relationship with food.

She's still got it! Jess (pictured) revealed that she tries to do a Pilates class once a week, while speaking to Now to Love earlier this year

She's still got it! Jess (pictured) revealed that she tries to do a Pilates class once a week, while speaking to Now to Love earlier this year

She’s still got it! Jess (pictured) revealed that she tries to do a Pilates class once a week, while speaking to Now to Love earlier this year

Divulging her fitness secrets earlier this year, Jess told Now to Love that she regularly goes to Pilates at least once a week.   

Jessica sent fans into a frenzy when she stripped down for reality show The Real Dirty Dancing earlier this year. 

In an interview with The Morning Show in September, Jessica confessed she felt insecure going on the reality show.   

Self-conscious: In an interview with The Morning Show in September, Jessica confessed she felt insecure going into The Real Dirty Dancing

Self-conscious: In an interview with The Morning Show in September, Jessica confessed she felt insecure going into The Real Dirty Dancing

Self-conscious: In an interview with The Morning Show in September, Jessica confessed she felt insecure going into The Real Dirty Dancing

‘I found it very confronting, and I didn’t expect that would happen… So for me to shed my inhibitions and shed my gear was hard,’ she confessed.

Jess admitted that being a mother to her two daughters, made her conscious of the way in which she presented herself to the world.

‘I’m a mum, I’m married, I’ve got two young girls – and when you’re responsible you think you have to be a particular way,’ she said, adding ‘you do lose yourself.’ 

Keeping mum: Jess admitted that being a mother to two daughters made her conscious of the way in which she presented herself to the world

Keeping mum: Jess admitted that being a mother to two daughters made her conscious of the way in which she presented herself to the world

Keeping mum: Jess admitted that being a mother to two daughters made her conscious of the way in which she presented herself to the world

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Rita Ora dazzles in leggy bejewelled mini dress and statement crown at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball

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She is the stylish songstress who is known for her striking sartorial ensembles.

And Rita Ora looked incredible as she took to the stage at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday.

The Hot Right Now songstress, 29, showcased her toned legs in a tiny white mini dress, adorned with sparkling jewel panels as she performed. 

Dazzle: Rita Ora looked incredible as she took to the stage at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball at London's 02 Arena on Saturday

Dazzle: Rita Ora looked incredible as she took to the stage at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball at London's 02 Arena on Saturday

Dazzle: Rita Ora looked incredible as she took to the stage at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday

The beauty drew the eye to her trim frame in the figure-hugging garment, which she paired with pearl-encrusted tights.

Rita added extra sparkle with silver sequin cowboy boots and bejewelled nails.

Adding a flamboyant edge, the Girls songstress donned a pearlescent white feathered cape which she later ripped off as she put on a saucy display with her dancers.    

Wow: The Hot Right Now songstress, 29, showcased her toned legs in a tiny white mini dress, adorned with sparkling jewel panels as she performed

Wow: The Hot Right Now songstress, 29, showcased her toned legs in a tiny white mini dress, adorned with sparkling jewel panels as she performed

Wow: The Hot Right Now songstress, 29, showcased her toned legs in a tiny white mini dress, adorned with sparkling jewel panels as she performed

Work it: The beauty drew the eye to her trim frame in the figure-hugging garment, which she paired with pearl-encrusted tights

Work it: The beauty drew the eye to her trim frame in the figure-hugging garment, which she paired with pearl-encrusted tights

Work it: The beauty drew the eye to her trim frame in the figure-hugging garment, which she paired with pearl-encrusted tights

Glow: Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up

Glow: Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up

Glow: Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up

Glow: Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up

Glow: Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up

Soulful: Rita added extra sparkle with silver sequin cowboy boots and bejewelled nails

Soulful: Rita added extra sparkle with silver sequin cowboy boots and bejewelled nails

Soulful: Rita added extra sparkle with silver sequin cowboy boots and bejewelled nails

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At the Capitals Jingle Bell Ball, Rita came out wearing a crystal-encrusted minidress, a purple boat and, the scene-stealer, crystal-encrusted silver boots.

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Her blonde locks were worn back from her face with a Statue of Liberty inspired crown with her gorgeous visage adorned with a rich palette of make-up.  

Earlier in the evening Rita arrived in a quirky skin-baring ensemble, flashing her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs.

The one-sleeve dress was teamed with a pair of equally unusual shoes, which were a cross between strappy heels and a pair of knee-high boots.

The singer worked her blonde tresses up into a statement twist, while leaving the rest of her locks to cascade down her back in a sleek fashion. 

Rita was also sporting a flawlessly-applied coat of make-up, including a slick of winged eye-liner and a layer of pink lip gloss. 

Style queen! Earlier in the evening Rita arrived in a quirky skin-baring ensemble, flashing her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Style queen! Earlier in the evening Rita arrived in a quirky skin-baring ensemble, flashing her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Style queen! Earlier in the evening Rita arrived in a quirky skin-baring ensemble, flashing her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Sizzling: The star flashed her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Sizzling: The star flashed her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Sizzling: The star flashed her gym-honed midriff in a kooky brown polo neck dress, which boasted a sultry keyhole section across her abs

Quirky: The one-sleeve dress was teamed with a pair of equally unusual shoes, which were a cross between strappy heels and a pair of knee-high boots

Quirky: The one-sleeve dress was teamed with a pair of equally unusual shoes, which were a cross between strappy heels and a pair of knee-high boots

Quirky: The one-sleeve dress was teamed with a pair of equally unusual shoes, which were a cross between strappy heels and a pair of knee-high boots

Glam: The singer worked her blonde tresses up into a statement twist, while leaving the rest of her locks to cascade down her back in a sleek fashion

Glam: The singer worked her blonde tresses up into a statement twist, while leaving the rest of her locks to cascade down her back in a sleek fashion

Glam: The singer worked her blonde tresses up into a statement twist, while leaving the rest of her locks to cascade down her back in a sleek fashion

Gorgeous: Rita also chatted to Jimmy Hill backstage ahead of her performance, after stunning with her stylish look

Gorgeous: Rita also chatted to Jimmy Hill backstage ahead of her performance, after stunning with her stylish look

Gorgeous: Rita also chatted to Jimmy Hill backstage ahead of her performance, after stunning with her stylish look

Amazing: The For You hitmaker flashed her incredible toned stomach in the form-fitting brown printed dress with a fun white print

Amazing: The For You hitmaker flashed her incredible toned stomach in the form-fitting brown printed dress with a fun white print

Amazing: The For You hitmaker flashed her incredible toned stomach in the form-fitting brown printed dress with a fun white print

She accessorised her ensemble with a pair of chunky silver hoop earrings and a selection of stylish beaded bangles and costume rings.

Rita was joined at the bash by singer Liam Payne, who looked suave after his new single ‘Both Ways’ caused a storm online.   

Swathes of people voiced their outrage online, accusing the 26-year-old of ‘fetishising’ bisexuality in his new tune. 

Friendly: Rita happily chatted to Capital presenter Jimmy Hill backstage as she prepared to take to the stage for the stellar performance

Friendly: Rita happily chatted to Capital presenter Jimmy Hill backstage as she prepared to take to the stage for the stellar performance

Friendly: Rita happily chatted to Capital presenter Jimmy Hill backstage as she prepared to take to the stage for the stellar performance

Beaming: The superstar was in high spirits after stunning with her jaw-dropping look for the evening

Beaming: The superstar was in high spirits after stunning with her jaw-dropping look for the evening

Beaming: The superstar was in high spirits after stunning with her jaw-dropping look for the evening

The star then went to grab a bite to eat at Restaurant Ours in Knightsbridge

The star then went to grab a bite to eat at Restaurant Ours in Knightsbridge

The new outfit consisted of a jumpsuit with a designer blazer and chunky boots

The new outfit consisted of a jumpsuit with a designer blazer and chunky boots

Upmarket: The star then went to grab a bite to eat at Restaurant Ours in Knightsbridge in an all new getup of a jumpsuit with a designer blazer and chunky boots

Cool: Rita was joined at the bash by singer Liam Payne , who looked suave after his new single 'Both Ways' caused a storm online

Cool: Rita was joined at the bash by singer Liam Payne , who looked suave after his new single 'Both Ways' caused a storm online

Cool: Rita was joined at the bash by singer Liam Payne , who looked suave after his new single ‘Both Ways’ caused a storm online

Artists performing across the weekend as well as Liam include Stormzy, Harry Styles, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift, Mabel, Sam Smith and The Script among others.

The Strip That Down singer took to the red carpet wearing a scarlet camo jacket worn over a black polo shirt.

The hunk paired this with straight-cut black jeans and sporty boots.

Storm: In his single Both Ways from the album LP1 , the former One Direction member, who's dating Maya Henry, appeared to reference an unidentified woman's sexuality

Storm: In his single Both Ways from the album LP1 , the former One Direction member, who's dating Maya Henry, appeared to reference an unidentified woman's sexuality

Storm: In his single Both Ways from the album LP1 , the former One Direction member, who’s dating Maya Henry, appeared to reference an unidentified woman’s sexuality

On stage: Liam then switched up his outfit and slipped into a cool denim jacket with a salmon pink tee underneath

On stage: Liam then switched up his outfit and slipped into a cool denim jacket with a salmon pink tee underneath

On stage: Liam then switched up his outfit and slipped into a cool denim jacket with a salmon pink tee underneath

He wore his locks in a sleek side part while sporting a handsome smattering of stubble. 

Liam then switched up his outfit and slipped into a cool denim jacket with a salmon pink tee underneath as he took to the neon-lit stage with a band. 

In his single Both Ways from the album LP1 , the singer who’s dating Maya Henry, appeared to reference an unidentified woman’s sexuality while also singing the sultry lyrics: ‘Flipping that body, go head, I go tails / Sharing that body like it’s our last meal.’

And pose: Liam took to the red carpet wearing a camo jacket of the same colour

And pose: Liam took to the red carpet wearing a camo jacket of the same colour

And pose: Liam took to the red carpet wearing a camo jacket of the same colour

Energy: Singer HRVY got the crowds going at the festive event

Energy: Singer HRVY got the crowds going at the festive event

Energy: Singer HRVY got the crowds going at the festive event

Interesting: He opted for a pair of eye-catching metallic trousers and a band T-shirt

Interesting: He opted for a pair of eye-catching metallic trousers and a band T-shirt

Interesting: He opted for a pair of eye-catching metallic trousers and a band T-shirt

Hanging out: Aitch (left) and Jimmy Hill posed backstage together

Hanging out: Aitch (left) and Jimmy Hill posed backstage together

Hanging out: Aitch (left) and Jimmy Hill posed backstage together

Here they are! Jonas blue also took to the stage during the evening

Here they are! Jonas blue also took to the stage during the evening

Here they are! Jonas blue also took to the stage during the evening

However, the song didn’t go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the ‘stereotypes’, while others referenced the irony of his lyrics following his alleged ‘homophobic’ comments against former bandmate Harry Styles back in 2015.

The fury rapidly catapulted online with many people referencing their anger alongside the #LiamPayneIsOverParty trend on Twitter. 

Comments included the likes of: ‘As a bisexual woman, it was extremely uncomfortable reading the lyrics to ‘both ways’ by liam payne. 

‘He openly fetishizes the fact that a woman likes boys and girls, and he even mentions bi women in threesomes which furthers the stereotype that all bi ppl are only into that.’

‘I have no words. i genuinely expected better from someone like liam payne, but the fact that he is adding to the constant stereotypes and the fetishism towards bi women is completely unacceptable. i am very disappointed @liampayne.’

Star: Joining Liam at the music showcase was his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, who was scheduled to perform later in the evening

Star: Joining Liam at the music showcase was his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, who was scheduled to perform later in the evening

Star: Joining Liam at the music showcase was his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, who was scheduled to perform later in the evening

Coming soon: Harry's appearance comes ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming album

Coming soon: Harry's appearance comes ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming album

Big project: The album - Fine Line - is set for global release on December 13

Big project: The album - Fine Line - is set for global release on December 13

Coming soon: Harry’s appearance comes ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming album Fine Line, which is set for global release on December 13

Jovial: Harry also chatted to Jimmy backstage as he prepared to perform later in the evening

Jovial: Harry also chatted to Jimmy backstage as he prepared to perform later in the evening

Jovial: Harry also chatted to Jimmy backstage as he prepared to perform later in the evening

Quirky: The Sign Of The Times hitmaker opted for an unusual mixture of pink and yellow nail polish along with a selection of rings

Quirky: The Sign Of The Times hitmaker opted for an unusual mixture of pink and yellow nail polish along with a selection of rings

Quirky: The Sign Of The Times hitmaker opted for an unusual mixture of pink and yellow nail polish along with a selection of rings

Gorgeous: Rays also put on a leggy display in pale pink and white printed co-ords with matching knee high boots in the 60s- esque look

Gorgeous: Rays also put on a leggy display in pale pink and white printed co-ords with matching knee high boots in the 60s- esque look

Gorgeous: Rays also put on a leggy display in pale pink and white printed co-ords with matching knee high boots in the 60s- esque look

In his single Both Ways from the album LP1 , the singer who’s dating Maya Henry, appeared to reference an unidentified woman’s sexuality while also singing the sultry lyrics: ‘Flipping that body, go head, I go tails / Sharing that body like it’s our last meal.’

However, the song didn’t go down well with listeners, with many claiming they felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the ‘stereotypes’, while others referenced the irony of his lyrics following his alleged ‘homophobic’ comments against former bandmate Harry Styles back in 2015.

Joining Liam at the music showcase was his former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, who was scheduled to perform later in the evening.

The Sign Of The Times hitmaker opted for an unusual mixture of pink and yellow nail polish along with a selection of rings as he spoke to Jimmy backstage.

Harry’s appearance comes after the release of his own cinematic music video Adore Yoy, to accompany his highly anticipated upcoming album Fine Line, which is set for global release on December 13.

Casual: Grime superstar Stormzy was scheduled to close the show, and he also posed backstage ahead of the performance

Casual: Grime superstar Stormzy was scheduled to close the show, and he also posed backstage ahead of the performance

Casual: Grime superstar Stormzy was scheduled to close the show, and he also posed backstage ahead of the performance

Suave: The hitmaker also chatted to Jimmy backstage ahead of the performance

Suave: The hitmaker also chatted to Jimmy backstage ahead of the performance

Suave: The hitmaker also chatted to Jimmy backstage ahead of the performance

 

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