Since Rita Ora‘s debut, there’s been an effort by some to bill Rihanna as Jay Z‘s problem child, one wrong move away from being replaced by her meek and agreeable doppelganger .
Written off as tabloid trash by Ora in recent interviews, her non existent feud with the ‘Umbrella’ singer has made her quite the hero within sects of Beyonce‘s fan base, who for one reason or another aren’t too keen on Fenty and her cause.
Now, Rita has spoken openly on the ongoing matter for the first time since speaking to That Grape Juice,last month.
Her fresh comments below…
On replacing Rihanna, she allegedly told The Guardian:
I don’t think there will be a next Rihanna. But I think Jay Z definitely sees me as someone who could be as big as Rihanna. She’s a superstar now but they first knew her as a small-island girl – and they want to repeat that success.
While Ora’s comments are anything but controversial, we’re sure some will read them as being so.
Yes, while it makes perfect sense for Jay Z to replicate Rihanna’s success with a new act, it’s their similar look and timing of Ora’s launch that has many calling ‘bull- you know the rest’.
Either way, Rita is a talented act in her own right and does deserve the chance to carve her own lane, without being compared to her label mates.
However- and we’re aware that this is really petty- it’s worth noting Rihanna’s decision to ‘borrow’ Ora’s look around the radio release of ‘Party’, and Jay’s decision to launch in the same week she came under fire for teaming up with Chris Brown.
But what do you think?