Kelly Rowland Walks Off Today Show Set — and Rita Ora Fills in — Following Dressing Room Issue: Source 

A source tells PEOPLE that the 'Mea Culpa' actress "walked out because she and her team didn't like her dressing room

Kelly Rowland's abrupt departure from Today was caused by a behind-the-scenes mishap, prompting Rita Ora to jump in and keep the show running. 

"Kelly walked out because she and her team didn't like her dressing room," says a source.  

"Rita Ora offered to fill in at the last minute. Many people at the presentation, both inside and outside, were pleased by her performance. 

A Rowland representative did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, and a Today representative declined to comment. 

Page Six was the first to reveal the revelation, saying that the "Motivation" singer appeared on the morning show at 8 a.m. 

Rowland, 43, was then scheduled to appear as a guest co-host on Today with Hoda & Jenna in the fourth hour, replacing Jenna Bush Hager. 

Rowland sought a green room upstairs, but it was already occupied by Jennifer Lopez, who was promoting her new album, This Is Me… Now, and accompanying Prime Video film.

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