Rita Ora kick-started proceedings at the 2012 MTV EMAs on Sunday evening with an amazing performance of her hit single ‘R.I.P.’, which Taylor Swift enthusiastically sang along to word for word.

She was lowered onto the stage in a bird cage wearing a custom Emilio Pucci look inspired by Peter Dundas’ Asian-influenced Spring 2013 collection.

The look featured a bomber jacket made of red guipure lace with a gold tiger and star motif, which she removed mid-performance to reveal an uber sexy backless jumpsuit embroidered with tiger and dragon motifs.

It was a jaw-dropping moment to say the least.

The singer, famed for her love of sneakers, wore a high-top pair in red, of course, to match her look.

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