Rita Ora, Roc Nation’s rising star is featured in London’s Sunday Times Style. Besides the sexy photoshoot, she also recently sits down for an interview with That Grape Juice. First question she was hit with was how she felt about her frequent comparisons to Rihanna, she replied:
“I take it as such a compliment because we’re from the same team and family so it’s an obvious comparison but it’s a cool one. She’s so cool and she’s the best at what she does. It’s a compliment more than anything”
She was also asked about how she made her way into Roc Nation and she explained:
“The Jay-Z affiliation basically came about because he has a great team and a very tight team. They heard about me through an A&R from the UK who gave them a call and said, “You know, you guys should check out this girl Rita. She’s unsigned right now and I think you guys would really love her and connect with her.” They asked me to send over some demos and I did. They called me up and said, “Have you ever been to America?” and I said, “No, but I want to go.” Then they called me over and I flew out there the next day and that’s when I met Jay Brown, Ty Ty and as soon as I met them it was the Rocawear Christmas party. I shook Jay-[Z’s] hand and went to Roc the Mic Studios in Manhattan and that’s when we played each other music and I think that’s when the first musical spark kind of happened. That’s when I was like, “This is the family I need to be with” and the rest as they say is history.”
Rita Ora also talks about her inspirations, Beyonce, the female music scene and her new single, R.I.P. ft. Tinie Tempah. Check out the video of the interview at the link below!