Roc Nation’s princess-in-waiting, Rita Ora takes charge on the second August/September cover of Complex Magazine.
Yesterday [July 23] Complex dropped the G.O.O.D Music family cover now they’ve dropped Rita’s cover which features the ‘R.I.P’ singer donning a cute peach outfit paired with black sneakers.
Ora’s personality shines through in the Complex shoot which features the Brit holding tightly onto the Union Jack, surfing through a library and reading a good book!
With Rita’s debut album expected to land in stores this year, the singer chats about the journey that brought her to this point in life, the comparisons to Rihanna, her boss Jay-Z and much more.
Read a few excerpts below:
On best advice from Jay-Z:
“When I first got signed I was this random girl from London,” she recalls. “I was thinking my whole world was going to be turned around. I thought I was gonna be on Oprah next week with a new single. Three years later I’m just starting to come out. I wanted to release everything I’d ever recorded, but I was lucky enough to have someone like Jay to say, ‘This isn’t good enough. You have to find yourself.’ It was the best advice he could have given me—to be patient.”
On Rihanna comparisons:
“I admire Rihanna,” she says. “She works her ass off. She hasn’t had a break and she has given people hit after hit after hit. That work ethic and discipline is hardcore. That’s the kind of shit that I want to do. That I will do.”
On relationship with Rob Kardashian:
“I mean, it’s not really a relationship. It’s not that intense. He’s a cool guy. We’re close. We’re good friends. I got his back and he’s got mine. To me, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from—if you’re a good person and you got my back, I got yours. It’s that easy for me.”
Read more of Rita’s cover story at Complex.com.
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