Building up hype as she nears the release of her debut album, Rita Ora garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the August/September 2012 issue of Complex magazine.
The 21-year-old British singer-songwriter showed off her hotness in a top, skirt and sneakers by Adidas Originals for Opening Ceremony accessorized with a bangle and watch from Cartier and Ben Amun bracelets on the Zoe McConnell shot front page.
Dishing about everything from pre-concert nerves and working with Jay-Z to her relationship standing with Rob Kardashian and Rihanna rumors, a few highlights from Miss Ora's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Complex!
On her situation with rumored boyfriend 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.”
On no longer being starstruck by Jay-Z:
“I was when I first got signed, knowing what he’s done and the empire he’s created. But he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He made me feel so at ease that I forgot he was Jay for a minute. He turned into this brother figure and an amazing boss.”
On her pre-show anxiety:
“I get nervous before shows and then I’m just like, OK—let’s go. It’s like, you can’t f**k it up now ’cause everybody’s watching you. It’s more of a rush—like an adrenaline high.”
On being cool with Rihanna, despite rumors saying otherwise:
“I admire Rihanna. She works her a** 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 s**t that I want to do. That I will do." She adds, “Everyone thought that we hated each other, but the whole thing was created by the media. That’s what’s so funny."