Rita Ora was attacked by crabs as she shot a video with Snoop Dogg.

The 22-year-old singer was personally selected by the rapper to be on his new track 'Torn Apart' and he flew her out to Thailand to shoot the promo.

But Rita and Snoop had to deal with some unexpected co-stars, local crabs that nipped their feet as they filmed the video.

She revealed: ''There were all these little crabs biting at our feet when we were filming on the beach. We built a race course for the crabs and watched them race while we were waiting to shoot. It was really fun.''

Rita - whose mentor is Jay-Z - admits it was a great experience working with Snoop and she was honoured when she found out he wanted to work with her.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, she said: ''He's much cooler than I expected. He is so experienced with everything. He's so funny.''

The 'Radioactive' singer is up for two awards, including Best Breakthrough Act, at next week's BRITs and although she would love to win she insists it feels incredible just to be nominated.

Rita said: ''I'm excited and nervous, it's incredible to be nominated. Last year changed my life so it would be great to win something for it too. My mum is coming.''