Keep an eye on that nose Rita.
Yes, in what we’re hoping doesn’t see her catch a severe case of the Pinocchio‘s, Pop Princess Rita Ora has claimed that that she admires the work ethic of part time performer Rihanna.
Perhaps as consolation for breaking her record for being the first ROC rookie to score a UK #1 single, the fun loving belter has praised her rival by billing her work ethic ‘hard core’.
Speaking to Complex magazine, she claimed:
I admire Rihanna.
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 sh*t that I want to do. That I will do.
On the snap above:
People were like, ‘What the f*ck’!
Everyone thought that we hated each other, but the whole thing was created by the media. That’s what’s so funny. She said, ‘Let’s just tweet this and get people mad’.
Everyone genuinely loves and cares about each other.
In an industry where it’s against one’s interests to ‘tick off’ rival fan bases ( see Aguilera‘s media portrayal following ‘Who’s Lady GaGa-Gate’) Rita’s public support of Rihanna makes sense- at least on a PR tip.
However, it’s a quote by ROC partner Tyran Smith we hope Ora keeps in mind when she next decides to compliment her competition:
Rita makes friends easily.
That’s a good thing and it’s also a bad thing.
Everybody in this business doesn’t have the best intentions, but she still thinks people are who they say they are. She’s going to take some knocks along the way and she’ll learn with time.