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That Grape Juice Interviews Rita Ora

Published: Friday 6th Apr 2012 by Sam

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Brace yourselves!

Roc Nation’s Rita Ora looks set to make a major splash this year. Indeed, Jay-Z‘s West London protegee has seen her presence established on a world stage – all ahead of the official release of her new singles. And as she gears up to unleash  her Stateside and British efforts (‘Party & Bullsh*t’ and ‘R.I.P’), the 21 year old sat down with That Grape Juice to discuss her meteoric rise.

In the candid chat, the starlet dished on how she signed with the Roc, the incessant Rihanna comparisons, being inspired by Beyonce, how she plans to stand out from the pack, and much more!

As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to.

So what are you waiting for? Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch the budding star in action. An acapella of ‘R.I.P’ also features.

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  1. Kreayshawn April 5, 2012
    +0

    If ya black people buy my debut album coming out in July I will buy all of you KFC chicken with extra biscuits.. And a large drink

    Follow me on twitter friend me on Facebook I only friend at least 10 blacks ok.

    • mob December 3, 2012
      +0

      And if you would kill yourself and CRAZYShawn I would spring for potato wedges, cole slaw, and two apple pies. 🙂

  2. RihannaNavyUK April 5, 2012
    +0

    she is cute and i like her too i wish if bloggers stop comparing this girl to rihanna i am sure they like each other

  3. RIHANNABABY April 5, 2012
    +0

    i love me some Rita Ora & I am sure Rihanna loves you too #1LOVE

  4. sammy April 5, 2012
    +0

    she is good she just have to switch it up on promo the video is a great promo worldwide visit tv stations in uk perform the song in america do the same or even perform the song at american idol. i will but that single on itunes when its released

  5. sammy April 5, 2012
    +0

    she is good she just have to switch it up on promo the video is a great promo worldwide visit tv stations in uk perform the song in america do the same or even perform the song at american idol. i will buy that single on itunes when its released

  6. kimberly April 5, 2012
    +0

    I so love Rita. Keep it up Rita and don’t let these blog sites discourage you.

  7. RIHANNANAVY CAPTAIN April 5, 2012
    +0

    What was up with that blow dryer sound in the background???

  8. Millhouse954 April 5, 2012
    +0

    atleast we now know that she has no BEEF with RiRi. i like her a little bit better now.

  9. grammy dammy sammy April 5, 2012
    +0

    cute interview maybe the ratchet navy can be less insecure now n let this girl have her shine. its bad enough rihanna stole her look but ….we off that

  10. BEYRIHSTAN April 5, 2012
    +0

  11. WOW- Celebs April 5, 2012
    +0

    See people, this girl is as cool as f*ck, Navy just let her do her thing she ain’t watching ur queen, even if your queen is clocking her.

    Also that acapella at the end killed it, can’t wait to hear more from her.

  12. jawon April 5, 2012
    +0

    She is lien…

  13. MyOpinionCounts April 5, 2012
    +0

    I personally think her PR team need to work with her so she can improve her interviews and the way she speaks because she comes across as very inarticulate and dumb. She still doesn’t have the likability like Rihanna and she is not as attractive as her… Only time will tell how successful or unsuccessful this girl is.

  14. flawda April 5, 2012
    +0

    It’s the isecure Rihanna stans and bloggers who are trying to run with that Jay-z is dropping Rihanna because she worked with Chris Brown and now he is replacing her with Rita who started the drama.

    The Grape Juice is just as guilty for this too, ya’ll unprofessionalism and hate for Rihanna helped set Rihannas stans off on Rita.

    Let the girl live and be great, believe it or not it’s possible for numerous artist to have success at the same time. Stop trying to pit artist against each other!

    • mob December 3, 2012
      +0

      Well, the fake ass media will forever try to start conflict and confussion because it sells. Unfortunately for Rita once Rihanna stans got an inkling that she was being groomed to take her position (real or imagined) they have been on this girls neck ever since. It’s unfortunate becuase I think she is quite talented!

  15. JDE97 April 5, 2012
    +0

    Rita can sing, Rihanna can’t.

    /The end.

  16. gaaglooo! April 5, 2012
    +0

    @flawda
    April 5, 2012 at 10:25 am
    It’s the isecure Rihanna stans and bloggers who are trying to run with that Jay-z is dropping Rihanna because she worked with Chris Brown and now he is replacing her with Rita who started the drama.

    The Grape Juice is just as guilty for this too, ya’ll unprofessionalism and hate for Rihanna helped set Rihannas stans off on Rita.

    Let the girl live and be great, believe it or not it’s possible for numerous artist to have success at the same time. Stop trying to pit artist against each other!

    _Well said!

  17. juanito2628 April 5, 2012
    +0

    see this is why we go off on her. you b****** say s*** that gets us worked up. if you want the navy to stop with their ways then ya’ll should do your part too. bunch of hypocrites.

  18. WaitUrTurn88 April 5, 2012
    +0

    DAMN RIRI looks 100 times better then this broad…shes not even cute….and u r the only blog that talks about this gurl……i am sry she will never compare to Rihanna or take her spot…………..This year is RIHAnnAS,l RITA WHO??

  19. Sleazy April 5, 2012
    +0

    Navy is insecure and wanna see no1 do great besides rihanna #TheTruth even tho my best friends a Navy member we still get along

  20. flawda April 5, 2012
    +0

    Actually this is not the only blog that speaks about her, Rap Up.com, YBF.com, Necolebitchie.com,etc all speak about her.

    Like i said, let the girl live and be great and be secure in Rihanna’s abilities. Like it or not Rita Ora ain’t going nowhere, she has a great team behind her that’s gonna make sure she wins.

    At one point Rihanna was a new artist too, on the same level as a Tierra Marie. Don’t sit there and act like she came into the game on some Whitney Houston buzz or abilities, where everyone expected greatness.

  21. J Beezy April 5, 2012
    +0

    Idk what silly little sissy is behind the posting on this site but besides the constant Rih Rih voice bashing this pushing up of rika okra has to be the saddest. The B**** is boring, bland and blatantly not happening. With a combo of Jessie j’s vocal ability and Rihanna’s image you would think she would be hitting on something but she isnt. We the people arent interested. Please let her go and make more Rihanna bashing post. They make you look foolish but this rika ore s*** makes you look like a DAMN fool.

  22. GetChoLife April 5, 2012
    +0

    How can you say Rihanna looks better when the girl doesn’t even have her hair done? Every picture I see of her she looks gorgous. Not saying Rihanna isn’t. I have a feeling she’s gonna be very successful. She has genuine talent.

  23. Onyx April 5, 2012
    +0

    @gaaglooo!
    I f***** love Angie, she’s my woman.

  24. numero_uno April 5, 2012
    +0

    your attempts at making Rita Ora relevant is futile.

  25. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE, EMPRESS GAGA, DUKE TIMBERLAKE & PRINCE USHER = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) April 5, 2012
    +0

    …….RITA CAN SING!!!

    …….RIHANNA IS A TALENTLESS H**, WHO HAPPENED TO BECOME THE PRIMARY TARGET, IN THE YEAR 2005, IN WHICH EMPEROR JAY COULD PLOY A HUGE MARKETING SCAM UPON IN ORDER TO MAKE MORE MONEY FOR THE “KING” AND HIMSELF!!!!!!!

    LOL!!!!!!!

    BESIDES, RITA IS PROBABLY THE ONLY TALENTED MAINSTREAM FEMALE ARTIST THAT DEF-JAM HAVE ON THEIR ROSTER!!!

  26. Teacher April 5, 2012
    +0

    MyOpinionCounts
    April 5, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I personally think her PR team need to work with her so she can improve her interviews and the way she speaks because she comes across as very inarticulate and dumb. She still doesn’t have the likability like Rihanna and she is not as attractive as her… Only time will tell how successful or unsuccessful this girl is.
    _______________________

    Well Beyonce has made it this far sounding dumb..so Rita can too!

  27. suzzette April 5, 2012
    +0

    i swear she must be paying yall cuz yall alone be talking bout her

  28. commanderofthedancefloor April 5, 2012
    +0

    so it was rihanna stans who said rita was replacing her?? oh really now?? if not then how is it the navy who is insecure?

    we are fine i like rita and have actually payed attention to her since last year when she was on media as one of the up and comming artist to look for!
    my only problem was when people insisted and kept on saying she was replacing rihanna i had to show them the errors in their thinking! lol
    but if people would stop instigating then there wouldnt be any navy members who bash rita with the excepting of a few but every stan base is like that!

  29. Teacher April 5, 2012
    +0

    Daamn!! How many times did THAT B**** SAM mention Queen Rih in that interview? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 😀 Another failed attempt at trying to get sm1 to dog Rihanna….how many times must u look stupid b4 u stop?
    Queen Rih+Queen Bey+Princess Rita+rest of ROC= 1 BIG HAPPY FAMILY

  30. RATEDxxx(team rihanna, who’s mad?) April 5, 2012
    +0

    damn I’m gone for a week, and bitter h*** are still comparing rita to rihanna?

    I mean damn…the chick didnt even release an album out, or have sold any damn thing

    and yall already predicting shes going to be the next rihanna?

    because,? did jay z say he was replacing rihannna?

    this is about bitter bishes who wants rihanna to fail so damn bad, they hate the fact shes worldwide money, while their fav is state side money

    they talk so much s***, shes a w****, she has h*****, shes a s***,……….

  31. whyohwhy2 April 5, 2012
    +0

    The acapella at the end killed the Rihanna comparisions. These girls coming out are going to kill Rihanna you think Rihanna is copying everything now! she is getting ready to kill her self to stay in the game with all this real talent (live singers) coming out.. You go girls!! show Ms No Talent what’s it’s all about.

  32. J April 5, 2012
    +0

    I was wondering why TGJ was all pro-Rita Ora for some odd reason…finally making sense lol

  33. tyra April 5, 2012
    +0

    HERES A QUICK QUESTION HAS RITA ACTUALLY SAID SHE IS HERE TO REPLACE RIHANNA OR IS IT THE DELUSIONAL STANS BELIEVING EVERYTHING THAT THEY READ?

  34. X,Y,”and Z” April 5, 2012
    +0

    @Sam —

    This “Rita Ora” has a voice, personality, and “marketable” looks.

    I can now see why Jay-Z/Def Jam are now so quick to embracing her, and are as quick to now distancing themselves from Rihanna. This ‘Rita Ora’ girl has zero baggage. Rihanna is “King Samsonite”.

    “Feb 8th, 2009 Chrianna” was Rihanna’s big chance, and she blew it! It’s all down-hill after that. Sam, after “Rated R” the budgets for her projects were slashed significantly. This was/is why she went shopping, with copy-written/trademarked material in hand, to the different video directors, then asking them to partake with her criminal enterprise, and be accomplices in her “Theft-Of-Services” for which Rihanna/Def Jam had to pay millions: Dave LaChapelle and the Million$$ Rihanna/Def Jam had to compensate him after he brought suit against her/Def Jam..!!!

    Sam, though Battleships are heavily armed, and are ALMOST indestructible, the final nail in the coffin for “Brand Rihanna” will be “Battleship”, and it will be Rihanna’s image which’ll be the very face of that which sank a “$450-Million Battleship”..!!

    Sam, I’m sure you must’ve took note of how many times and ways Rita Ora heaped praise upon Rihanna; it was liked she gave Rihanna props in every other sentence…
    Sam, we have a term for this: “SMILING WHILE YOU PULL THE TRIGGER”..!!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

    • mob December 3, 2012
      +0

      WOW, a X,Y, and Z sighting!! 🙂

      Long time no see! What are your thoughts on Breezy being stalked and cyber-bullied by a feminist slore everyday for 3 years? Where does one find the time? LOL

  35. r April 5, 2012
    +0

  36. X,Y,”and Z” April 5, 2012
    +0

    @TYRA re: April 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm —

    Does Rita Ora/Jay-Z/Def Jam really have to be AS obvious? It’s as I’d said: “smiling as you pull the trigger!!”

    ..Tyra, as you’re now sitting at your computer, you’re metabolizing oxygen from the air that envelopes you, yes? You can’t actually see the air, but you know it’s there because you’re now respirating that 4-5% CO2 more than the 4-5% O2 you now inhale, yes?

    ..That said.. Rita Ora’s sole, programmed purpose is to now be the “new and improved” Rihanna: TALENTED, but without the baggage! But Rita has to work quickly, you see, “Hurricane Harajuku” is moving fast across the Pop-culture Landscape and laying waste to ALL that was/is Rihanna/Brand Rihanna. And the disembowelment the Harajuku Barbie now suffers-upon Rihanna/Brand-Rihanna, in the U.S., is nothing compared to the coming blood-bath when “Typhoon Minaj” makes “U.K. landfall”..!!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  37. lol April 5, 2012
    +0

    You dummies do realize she has nothing to do with Ref Jam right. Idiots. Reading is fundamental.

  38. lol April 5, 2012
    +0

    You dummies do realize she has nothing to do with Def Jam right. Idiots. Reading is fundamental.

  39. xedos April 5, 2012
    +0

    Has sam ever do an interview and not mention rihanna name

  40. Saetana April 6, 2012
    +0

    Is it just me, or does Rita Ora sound thick as s***? I’m on the fence about her music (although I liked her collab with DJ Fresh) as I don’t think there is anything either fantastic or horrible about it so far but girl really hasn’t got much up top or much education (inarticulate much?) from listening to this interview, makes me embarrassed to be British ;o)

  41. minajesty April 6, 2012
    +0

    the interviewer was terrible. anyway she makes me proud to be from tthe UK. she is such a good singer im defo getting her album

  42. X,Y,”and Z” April 6, 2012
    +0

    @LOL re: April 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm —

    Rita Ora: “We’re from the same team, from the same family.”

    ..So sue me..!!

    How can “RIF” be employed/evoked when there is no where, where it’s written, that she was, or wasn’t, signed to Def Jam..??

    ..But let us reacquaint ourselves with that which IS relevant: Rita Ora IS a “NEW AND IMPROVED” Rihanna..!!

    Summer 2012 will be.. “eventful” for Rihanna/Camp-Fenty:

    1.) She’ll be the face of a “$450-Million disaster: ‘Battleship'”.
    2.) Nicki Minaj is erasing her from the collective consciousness.
    3.) Matt Kemp dares NOT claim her (in fear he’ll again slump as he did during their 2010 very public courtship).
    4.) Rita Ora is now being showered, by your fave’s one-time mentor, with all the attention she’ll need to bloom into the artist Rihanna only dreams she could become.
    5.) Chris Brown wants NOTHING to do with her, as he finally sees her for what she is: LIAR, NO-TALENT HACK..!!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  43. ++++ April 6, 2012
    +0

    xyz needs to be banned here….. he is always against rihanna/kelly rawland….. you must be very ugly xyz targeting all these beutiful ladies…. go sit somewhere and shut up

    go rita ora go….

  44. CH April 6, 2012
    +0

    TGJ…yet again yall are trying to throw shade at Rihanna and fail…you know if yall wanna here someone say they dont like Rihanna why not just interview Gene Simmons or Clay Akin? They can provide all the shade you need.

    And I like Rita for those saying Jay is gonna go all out for her take a look at all the artist looking back on his failed promises namely Tiearra Mari, just because jay-z is backing her that dont mean shes gonna take rihannas spot hell she may not even take kerri Hilsons.

  45. RIH4LIFE April 6, 2012
    +0

    FAIL!!!!!! i like how you failed at getting her to put Rihanna down except it back fired

  46. Lovah April 7, 2012
    +0

    Of course TGJ is going to back someone younger just to get back at Rihanna, as their old ho Beyawnce is on the verge if irrelevancy. Her last effort 4closure has not snatched any wigs, and apart from her idiotic stans, no one is buying it. People are losing interest at floponce, and fast. Hence TGJ, a known idiotic stan, will exhaust all means to put down Rihanna, who reigned while Floponce was sucking the camel’s d***

  47. X,Y,”and Z” April 7, 2012
    +0

    @++++ re: April 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm —

    “xyz needs to be banned here…..”

    I concur! Go for it..!!

    “he is always against rihanna/kelly rawland….. you must be very ugly xyz targeting all these beutiful ladies”

    I’m an absolute toad! Also: Kelly RAWland..?? RAWland…?!?! Freudian slip, yes?

    I’ve always maintained that the almost-40-something-year-old Kelly Rowland is perfection, the very definition of beauty, and is certainly the very embodiment of femininity – “our” Kelly is just “flawless” from every conceivable from every angle: http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/168795/2012/03/stars-reveal-their-cellulite-bikinis-part-two

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  48. samsung galaxy i9300 protector December 14, 2014
    +0

    Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.

    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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