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Three consecutive number ones.

It’s a feat many an established act could only fantasize about, yet it’s an achievement Roc Nation star Rita Ora is on the brink of realizing with new single ‘How We Do (Party)’.

Four months on from our last chat, That Grape Juice caught up with the 21 year old, who readily dished on her forthcoming album ‘ORA’, its US incarnation, controlling her brand, and much more. Enjoy.

Editors Note: Once wrapped, Ora revealed that she will be spending an ample amount of time working the project Stateside. So, US fans…look out for that! In the meanwhile, ‘Ora’ hits UK stores on August 27th.

 That Grape Juice Interviews Rita Ora

{ Photo Credit: Seye Isikalu / That Grape Juice}

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  1. August 16, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Honestly Speaking says:
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    Well, it’s nice that after all of your hyping up this flop Rihanna wannabe that she finally relented and gave y’all an interview. Maybe we can hear less about her now because she isn’t going anywhere outside of the UK.

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:32 am
      Ayo says:
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      Not that I disagree this site does over hype her, but this is actually the second interrview she has done with them. Oops : (

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:01 am
        Honestly Speaking says:
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        No, this is her first interview with the site. If you’re referring to the previous post about this Q&A; it was also about this interview and was essentially just promo for the actual footage. How about you get off my comment section if you haven’t even taken the time to make yourself informed about the subject at hand before leaving a comment. Goodbye.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:02 am
        kelly says:
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        Exactly. She has already done it already.

  2. August 16, 2012 at 7:58 am
    Lax says:
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    Wellllllll, It’s clear that this chick is another one
    of “That Grape’s Fave’s” Therefore it’s safe to
    say that Rihanna is going to keep catching hell
    and it’s all great because the Promo’s that RIHANNA
    gets from this wonderful site is beyond Amazing, and
    the navy love it all right on. We are clear about who the
    stars are here and we love that too, keep up the great work
    .
    PS
    Rita to get even close to where RIHANNA is and what she have
    Accomplished in less then several years in the game, DEERY yo
    ass is going to have to “Kick It In Gear”!!!!!!!! And besides that you
    are going to need more then this site to help push your Agenda, Deery!!!!!

    • August 16, 2012 at 8:07 am
      Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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      Rihanna could never compare to Rita’s talent and beauty… She not as gorgeous as Azealia but she beautiful!!!!

      • August 17, 2012 at 11:05 am
        truth(THEREALISTUBITCH) says:
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        Azealia??!!! *blank stare*

  3. August 16, 2012 at 8:19 am
    JJFan1814 says:
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    I’m not here for ‘Not Rihanna’!!!!

    It’s funny how Sam and TGJ flip-flops when it comes to success. Bragging about her UK #1s when she doesn’t even have a top 40 hit in the U.S.!!!!

    I can’t.

    • August 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm
      WHD2012 says:
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      Your hatred is so tragic. Believe me, I know for a fact that Roc reads this site and all you’re doing is proving people care about her.

      GO ON RITA! We’ll prove the haters wrong soon enough.

      • August 19, 2012 at 2:20 am
        w**** says:
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        f*** OFF c***~
        RITA WHORA AIN’T s***. EVERYTIME TGJ GOES UP SOME RANDOM ARTIST ASS WE KNOW THAT THAT ARTIST WILL NEVER BE RELEVANT ~ EX. KELLY FLOPLAND, THAT b**** FROM DANITY KANE, LADY GAGA ETC.

        #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  4. August 16, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Hi5 says:
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    I can’t wait for the TGJ interview with Rihanna. I won’t hold my breathe though but I’ll surely appreciate it when and if it happens. Sorry but I’ll have to pass up listening to this interview :).

  5. August 16, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Gees says:
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    She looks cute

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:23 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS h*****~ IF THAT’S CUTE THEN YOU NEED HELP BEW BEW

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  6. August 16, 2012 at 8:39 am
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    On a serious note, I felt kinda bad for her watching this interview (the two minutes I could stand). Like she read TGJ comments before she got interviewed and it f*cked her up or something. I felt depressed just watching her. I can’t even go in on her…. BUT that whole “I don’t like lying” statement…two words..Rob Kardashian…

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
      Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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      Be Shute to pick up Azealia’s new album when it jits stores!!!!

      • August 19, 2012 at 2:24 am
        I'M BACK says:
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        AZEALIA IS GONNA FLOP.
        KEEP REPPIN THAT NICKI MINAJ WANNABE

        #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  7. August 16, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Hi5 says:
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    Where’s my comment? Oh well I’ll try again.
    Can’t wait for TGJ interview with Rihanna if and when it happens I will surely appreciate it. Won’t hold my breathe though. Sorry but I’ll pass up on viewing this interview. :)

  8. August 16, 2012 at 8:46 am
    TY says:
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    UMM.. THIS INTERVIEW WAS BORING……SMH

  9. August 16, 2012 at 8:51 am
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    lmao what a flop she is! how whack, an interview with that grape s*** ….

    • August 16, 2012 at 8:54 am
      ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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      I really feel bad for her…#NoShade

  10. August 16, 2012 at 9:02 am
    I SPEND MY TIME ONLINE LEAVING COMMENTS says:
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    *cringes* when he mention rihanna’s name. that b**** is always on his mind huh, lmao sam you’re dam mess.
    i find funny how you keep shoving this girl down our throats yet theirs so many other BLACK up and coming singers you can cover on but no you rather post about this water down whitey every split second, talk about white supremacy.

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:06 am
      kelly says:
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      And this is the same black man that said the music industry is racist, yet he tears apart a black woman at the top of her game ( rih ) and hypes up a white girl.

      And you wonder why the black community is a f*** up all over the world? We are the most self destructive race – we hate each other and worship white skin.

      • August 16, 2012 at 9:10 am
        I SPEND MY TIME ONLINE LEAVING COMMENTS says:
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        exactly!!

      • August 16, 2012 at 9:26 am
        what says:
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        he tears her down because she is a s*** singer masquerading as someone with talent, that’s all.

      • August 16, 2012 at 9:33 am
        I SPEND MY TIME ONLINE LEAVING COMMENTS says:
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        black girls with more talent….

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:03 am
        mel says:
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        oh you’re jelly lol no one is going ask you what to do so hush already

      • August 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm
        MadameBey says:
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        Kelly shut your mouth. Aren’t you the one who said black brits weren’t attractive in another thread? You were! So please, save your hatred for Rita and invest it in getting Rihanna a number one album.

  11. August 16, 2012 at 9:13 am
    Benron (DAT RIHANNA REIGN...) says:
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    Rita clearly came here and read this foolery, she may make bad music but she isn’t an idiot (I mean how else would she convince Jay to give her those millions of dollars she will never return) and was waiting for this interview to get a turn for the worst. Pitting her aainst a girl she has no problems with (Rihanna) or all Sam’s queen drama. Hes lucky she showed up.

    • August 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm
      ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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      Samantha is lucky. I don’t care for Rita musically and from what I’ve seen posted on TGJ maybe personally as well, but TGJ really made a lot of people turn away from Rita with the constant comparisons and shade just to start stan wars. Rita should’ve surprised Samantha’s queen ass and went f*ckin ham on that b****, right on camera too and post that sh*t right to WSHH. I would’ve instantly been a fan regardless of anything else.

      • August 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm
        Benron (DAT RIHANNA REIGN...) says:
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        Me two, I would fly all the way to the U.K. just to buy a whole bunch of copies of “ORA” so she gets that number one

  12. August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am
    kelly says:
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    Rita Stans are really Rihanna haters. Case in point: On a rita post, on Rita stan ( slim s***) said Rihanna is a talentless w**** and def jam hate her and she can survive without them. It even said that Rihanna CANNOT FIRE ROC Nation because no other music manager would want her.

    Look at the the craziness! These no names sitting on a blog are dictating who will or will not sign Rih, that is how much sheer hatred they have for Rih being the TOP GIRL, that is why they have turned to Rita, in the hopes she will take Rih out the game. People do not like seeing a black girl on top. And yes, Beyo0nce is jealous that a younger, sexier hotter , edgier black girl gets more press than her. Who would of thought a black girl challenging Beyonce?

    Rita has been out since Feb – that is 6 months – She has taken Rih’s shine or become a global pop force. When Rita gets dropped, it be the biggest laugh this year.

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:16 am
      kelly says:
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      has not taken

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
      That B*tch (would you like a rihfund with that)? says:
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      Kelly you fail to realize that Rita has ONLY been out 6 months, you said it yourself. Who knows what will happen with her career in the future. Rihanna didn’t really become relevant until GGGB even though she had two #1’s before that. I swear I remember when Rihanna first came out and when I seen the Pon De Replay video, I thought she was going to be a one hit wonder and look where she is now…you never know. If she can find her own identity and release the right songs I think she can become successful in the U.S.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:07 am
        kelly says:
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        They never hype Rih as a big star, she had to fight for sos and umbrella. Rita has been hyped up to take over and 6 months later and all this PR and she is basic, only known in the UK. Also, Rihanna was known during SOS, unfaithful days, I remember on TRL and having a deal with Cilnique and signing some nike deal. Still, Rih was not forced down our throat they way Rita has. Rih, in all due fairness was not given the best resources or stylist. Rita has been given millions – they have even given three years to make an LP, Rih put an LP a year after she was signed.

        That is why I know, Rita will get dropped. She has had to many years, to many millions and tooooooooo much hypes and YET SHE IS NOT SETTING THE WORLD ALIGHT. She does not even have the biggest selling song in the UK, that is Goyte. She is a rap. She will be dropped.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:13 am
        FAF says:
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        EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!! That Jay-Z feature is what made Rihanna famous

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:15 am
        kelly says:
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        Find her own identity ? Well, she better stop trying to do high fashion like Rihanna.

        With right songs she can make it in America? For f*** sake, she has worked with the A lsit from the USA: Drake, esther dean, makeba riddick, The runners, Madame buttons, Will I am, The dream, Bruno mars, stargate ( who are THEE biggest producers right now )

        I mean, if working with all these people cannot give u a hit – time for a new career. HOW WE DO tanked in America, yet is had Rita’s so called amazing voice, the Runners production and madame buttons songwriting and it flopped so bad? SHE IS A FLOP!

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:16 am
        kelly says:
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        Carley rae jepson has only just come out and had the number song ALL OVER THE GLOBE.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:21 am
        kelly says:
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        That jay z feature? It europe, they cut his version of umbrella and Crazy in love on radio. JAY z only got known in Europe because he married beyonce and had umbrella – HE HAS NEVER HAD A EUROPEAN NUMBER 1 WITHOUT RIH OR BEYONCE AND RIH HAS MURDERED HIM IN RECORD SALES. lol lol she only 24, while he is 50. No wonder he is mad.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am
        Lax says:
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        In 2009, she appeared on the BBC’s Eurovision: Your Country Needs You where she auditioned to be the British contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[1] Later in 2009, she signed to Roc Nation. Ora is of Kosovar Albanian ethnicity. Ora possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:59 am
        LTM says:
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        Rihanna did not have to fight for Umbrella or S.O.S, stop lying. They were given to LA Reid. He only had to fight to keep them because Britney and others wanted it.

      • August 16, 2012 at 11:27 am
        kelly says:
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        Rihanna told a magazine that she had to fight for SOS and umbrella and I believe her over your broke ass.

    • August 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm
      Kelly you are a Pathetic Troll says:
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      Kelly , you are pathetic and you need a life. You sound so obsessed. My God, so what if her label puts millions of dollars into her career,? What does that have to do with you? How much money did you invest in this blog? Right NONE, so who are you to tell the owner what to post? FOH! Rita is an investment to ROC/Jay Z and like all business’ investments are a gamble. They gambled on Rihanna and it worked. You are so hell bent on this woman failing! Be careful your not the one who will fail at life! Rihanna does not know you and I’m pretty sure she gives 0 f**** you spend your life on this blog defending her and wishing another person to fail. Quit spewing hate on this woman. You are the epitome of a hater!

      • August 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm
        SickandtiredofKelly'srants says:
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        Thank you that was needed eto be said.

  13. August 16, 2012 at 9:15 am
    Nubian Queen Sista Soul says:
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    Well…first I will comment on her Old women hair cut, without HER HAIR it is proven that she is not attractive, she looks old and tired. Talk about self obsession, through out the whole interview all she did was babble…she has no communication skills. You talk about your album being called Ora on the basis of time , but you contradicted that comment by mentioning that you didn’t have time to put all the songs you wanted on the original version of your album WHAT A JOKE. I will spend my time and money on people who actually have talent, not waste of space artists like Rita who self obsessive and get by on their looks….

    Peace out One love

    • August 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm
      RocTheLife says:
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      Very easy to judge look with the benefit of being behind a computer screen. Upload your photo so we can be just as judgemental.
      Then again, save it I’m sure your face is pukeworthy

      • August 19, 2012 at 2:25 am
        I'M BACK says:
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        f*** OFF! RITA WHORA LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS h***** AND DOWN SYNDROME~

        #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  14. August 16, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Benron (DAT RIHANNA REIGN...) says:
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    Im sorry but I nearly JUMPED OFF A CLIFF when he said hwo we do would be number one. IN WHAT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOORLD? This is the most BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING interview evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa she is sitting so uncomfortably and answering your idiotic questions, pooor RITA!

    • August 16, 2012 at 10:34 am
      The Real Rita Slays says:
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      Its expected to debut at #1 in the U.K, making history as her 3rd consecutive #1

  15. August 16, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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    f*** Rihanna’s Rita I so much more talented than that industry h** bag…. When Azealia’s album comes out you b****** WILL BOW( including Rihanna)

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:45 am
      OMG A SITE FULL OF CUNTS says:
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      Lil girl go suck on azealia’s condom plzzzz cuz ur just a waste of space in this post.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:14 am
        FAF says:
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        SHE WILL FLOP

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:17 am
        Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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        I would die to suck on the queens condom!!!!!

    • August 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm
      JER says:
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      What the f*** is Iggy Azaelia Banks? Sounds like a DAMN flower in my garden.

  16. August 16, 2012 at 10:07 am
    WOLVERINEGIRLS says:
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    Roc Nation is not the right Label for Rita
    They Dont invest care in their Acts, throwing money behind a person is one thing
    but Roc Nation is a fairly exploitative operation
    I think Rita needs to be with an independent label
    Let Rita be Rita, stop trying to turn her into other people
    They are putting huge expectations on Rita and if she can’t meet them the Label will continue while Rita is left to one side
    The Industry needs a new Barry Gordy type of figure that will look after the Acts
    In fact the industry needs a completely new start with a different Attitude

    • August 16, 2012 at 10:27 am
      kelly says:
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      ROC nation has been more than generous with her. It is her fault she is a flop. They gave her THREE YEARS, HYPE, Millions – even the clothing and multiple styling budget has run into million. This bish is already rocking Hermes bags and cartier / rolex jewels.

    • August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am
      kelly says:
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      She should get dropped and ROC nation should be closed down by Sony. Enough of trying to make a fool of the public. Even Rih and the spice girls ( talent or not ) had to work to become stars – they just walk around thinking we HAVE to make them stars or else

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:34 am
        WOLVERINEGIRLS says:
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        The mistake they are making is Rihanna was taken to by the public, they really made her successful, and Roc Nation’s Marketing is not helping Rita because they are trying to tell people they are going to like her, instead of letting her fan base grow by itself. I Agree Roc Nation has had it’s day, I Don’t like their management style.

      • August 16, 2012 at 11:01 am
        kelly says:
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        You are right. Sony will pull the plug on Roc nation. Bet Jay Z missed Damon Dash now…..

        Sadly, Bridget kelly and Alexis Jordan will not even have a chance to put and LP out.

    • August 16, 2012 at 11:15 am
      kelly says:
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      You have made very good points. You look at this from a business angle versus the normal juvenile post. People seem to forget that music is business – if you do not make money / profit of perform , you get fired, like EVERY job.

      In that clip, Rita said they are making ANOTHER video for ROC the life ( that is the song ) to burden the American market. Even making an LP for the american market – which is the most important. AMERICANS CANNOT BE FORCED to like an act – no matter how talented or driven. Ask Take that and Oasis and they have sheer talent in terms on songwriting and vocals. I miss the old days on the music industry, remember when you have to ROCK TRL to be a bonafied hit? NOW THEY are all on twitter begging and tryna force u but uploading a million songs, videos, collabo’s etc.

      Quality, not quantity. I agree with what you say.

      The sad thing about this, was when I saw Roc nation on twitter begging Americans to buy RIP to get it in the itunes top 20 by the end of the day. It ended up at 71.

      • August 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm
        Wolverine Girls says:
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        Thank you Kelly
        That’s why things are bad in the music industry, and why sales are Declining, the people aren’t being allowed to choose as much who becomes successful it’s being Decided by youtube plays, which can be manipulated, and how much money is being spent on them, instead of the people buying the Record of people they like, and making that person a success, because of how many people support that particular act, even the Talent shows with the manipulation of the phone votes, with enough money anyone can top the charts, but it’s meaningless if it was done through the label spending their way to that position, instead of through people being really interested in that act.

      • August 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm
        Wolverine Girls says:
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        The Best hype comes from the public, and you cant
        buy that

      • August 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm
        SickandtiredofKelly'srants says:
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        Kelly you are so desparate to Rita fail I doubt you will get your wish. She is going to blow up you mark muy words.

    • August 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm
      Britishbutnotproud says:
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      Best post – couldn’t agree more.

  17. August 16, 2012 at 10:20 am
    IOTA says:
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    It’s good to see that she’s hungry! A lot of artists these days seem to lack that motivation. However, I still am yet to check for her. The album is just…how do i say it sucks in a nice way?

  18. August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Beyonce 4ever says:
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    She’s so hot. I want to sit on her face. Maybe when she tastes me, she’ll learn what to do with that voice

  19. August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am
    BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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    I really like Rita’s voice & I wish her much success with the album. I don’t think this particular album is for me but I will definitely continue to watch where her music goes in the future b/c she is quite talented.

  20. August 16, 2012 at 10:34 am
    kelly says:
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    Can someone tell me why Rita Ora was being hyped up as being this huge superstar? I mean 6 months into her career, where is the superstardom?

    • August 16, 2012 at 10:37 am
      kelly says:
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      I thought Rita Ora was gonna come out and explode like Britney and Lady Gaga / spice girls – I mean that is how bad she was hyped up.

      Well, 6 months into Britney’s career, she already was the most famous woman on the planet; had the biggest selling song for a teen woman and had one of the biggest selling in HISTORY.

    • August 16, 2012 at 10:44 am
      LTM says:
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      My god you are pressed. Leave her alone. Was Rihanna an over night success? No. But look at where she is now. Rita has only released 2 singles now. Neither were released world wide so its harder for her to blow up on one song.

      • August 16, 2012 at 10:58 am
        kelly says:
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        Shut the f*** up b****, Rih never blew up from day one, because no one put this amount of time and money in the early Rih, in the way they have Rita. Had they had done that for Rih, Tieraa Marie – they all would of blown. Luckily for Rih she had star quality. Rita has none – good voice or not.

        RIP has been released worldwide – it flopped. How we do was relased in Canada and USA – Flopped and it is struggling in Europe, only the UK buy her music.

        Hot right now – released globally – flopped. ALL HER SONGS FLOP OUTSIDE OF THE UK. AT LEAST RIH’S SONGS ARE GLOBAL HITS.

      • August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm
        JER says:
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        Rihanna wasn’t hyped until her second album and “S.O.S” Def Jam spent a whopping $2 on the “Pon De Replay” video meanwhile the song SMASHED at radio and was held off #1 by the LEGENDARY “We Belong Together”

  21. August 16, 2012 at 10:37 am
    The Real Rita Slays says:
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    I liked the interview. Rita clearly has the drive to be big, and she certainly has the talent. She just needs to make the right moves

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:27 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      YEAH NO.
      SHE AIN’T GOT s***! THE ONLY PERSON NOW WHO HAS THAT DRIVE & TALENT IS BEYONCE. NO ONE ELSE, ESPECIALLY NOT THIS WHORA

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  22. August 16, 2012 at 10:55 am
    LTM says:
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    I liked the interview and Im starting to like her. She seems nice and has a great voice. Its great that shes doing well in the U.K but she isnt going anywhere in U.S with the lack luster promo Roc Nation is giving her. I dont consider attention from blogs as promo. And her GMA performance was useless. The people who listen to that music are teens and young adults (think high school and college). GMA is watched by middle age white women who arent going to buy a song that says party and b******* in it. A performance on SNL or a late night show would have been more effective IMO. Anyways, I hope she does well. Sad that people want to pit her against Rih when they have nothing against each other

    • August 16, 2012 at 11:00 am
      BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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      “Sad that people want to pit her against Rih when they have nothing against each other.”

      Exactly! I enjoy both of them for totally different reasons.

      & also I agree with you about an SNL performance. That is a great idea.

    • August 16, 2012 at 11:22 am
      kelly says:
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      You only get SNL when you are Alist. That includes the actors who come on. Who the hell is she too be on SNL? Does she have the biggest selling song in America? Does she have a hot movie out? No, she some basic rihanna clone from a foreign country. GMA is force a list stars – it is the biggest morning show. She could of gone on BET 106 – but she has never had a video on the countdown because she is wack. And Roc nation have promoted her in America: showcases, cartier shows; radio tour around america in every state – even when to Canada – vibe magazine, glamour magazine, compex magazine, Rob Karadshian thing, Z100 with jay z himself – that more tha any new act SHE IS A FLOP!

      • August 16, 2012 at 11:23 am
        kelly says:
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        She has performed in the top Vegas nightclubs TWICE ! Now she is meant to be on the biggest show in America? This is America sweetie, we only have A listers on our shows.

  23. August 16, 2012 at 11:05 am
    kelly says:
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    By the looks of the global itunes chart, Taylor swifT is on course to have a MONSTER HIT. SHE IS NUMBER ONE ALL OVER THE WORLD. She could have a huge 2012 best seller on her hands. HA HA HA SAM, I just checked billboard, Where you been iS STILL IN THE AMERICAN TOP 10.

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER LET UP.

  24. August 16, 2012 at 11:12 am
    RitasKiss says:
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    I LOVE HER. She’s so sweet.

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  26. August 16, 2012 at 11:41 am
    kelly says:
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    Sam and Rita stans,

    You are so bitter. Rih is number 10 in America, she has the number one LP in the UK, her fashion tv show has just aired in the UK. Where have you been is still high on the European chart and Rita Ora’s how we do and RIP both crashed and burned on the European chart very rapidly – even though she supported coldplay on their european tour, performed on france’s top music show and had showcases in Germany and Switzerland, as well as attending cannes film festival, so don’t you dare try and say she has no promo. She has had too much.

    • August 16, 2012 at 11:43 am
      kelly says:
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      In fact, Rihanna has two songs in the European top 40. LOL LOL LOL LOL try wit me now, Rita stans. I ready for ya. Hating on Rih, and yet she owns the music industry.

  27. August 16, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Cranberry says:
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    Can y’all spring for a DECENT microphone? Like… s***.

    • August 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm
      JER says:
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      You better go in!!!!

  28. August 16, 2012 at 11:53 am
    Ok says:
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    Rita seems like a nice enough gal, but I don’t see her making it big outside the UK, and especially not in America. Maybe I’m wrong, but for now, I’ll stick with my gut feeling.

    Furthermore, all the “promo” in the world can’t force the general public–i.e. the NON-FANS/STANS–to take to her, as people have already mentioned in posts before mine. Yes, PROMOTION can and does help sometimes, but if the PRODUCT being sold doesn’t appeal to the casual listener–whether it’s that person’s look, sound, and/or personality–well…you can push, and push, and push, but in the end, all you’re doing is wasting time and money on an individual who just doesn’t click with people outside of his/her fanbase.

  29. August 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    monstarebel says:
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    LMAO AT THIS SITE ACTING LIKE SHE’S SOME BIG BREAKOUT ARTIST LIKE LADY GAGA WAS! LOL THIS GIRL IS GOING NO WHERE OUTSIDE THE UK….LOL BTW RITA IS NOT A THREAT TO ANYONE KE$HA IS A BIGGER THREAT THEN RITA ATLEAST SHE HAS NUMBER 1 SINGLES N TOP 10 HITS IN THE US.
    .LMAO POOR RITA! KIIIIIIII!

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:27 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      MONSTAR??
      GURL I HOPE YOU AIN’T NO LIL MONSTER, I’LL KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOUR SUICIDAL ASS~

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  30. August 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    BLUE says:
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    It’s funny how navy hated on her ur stupid Rihoe didn’t have a UK NUMBER HITS UNTIL GOOD GIRL HONE BAD RITA S SMASHING UK ON HER FIRST ALBUM WELL DINE RITA RIHANNA SUCKS UNTIL jay z stepped with umbrella that’s when Rihoe became revelant in the UK

    • August 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm
      Benron (DAT RIHANNA REIGN...) says:
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      Does Rita have a hit without a feature? Oh.

      • August 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm
        kelly says:
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        No. She does not have a hit without a feature, nor does she give an interview without mentioning others. Why she does this? She has nothing to offer, so she is trying to make a career swagger jacking rihanna and talking about all the so called celebs she is friends with. Let see who will be the first celeb to call her when she gets dropped.

  31. August 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    MC says:
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    wow this girl gives them interviews every 2 seconds!

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:28 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      SHE THIRSTY AND SHE KNOWS SHE’S ON HER 14 MINS THAT’S WHY

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  32. August 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    DA TRUTH TELLA b****** says:
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    She’s cute and seems down to earth. She just needs her HIT and then the U.S. will love her. She just needs her “Crazy in Love” or “Umbrella” or “We Belong Together”

    • August 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm
      keith tightness says:
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      If she does get that kind of hit she will be a one hit wonder #FACT

      The song would be big because of the song itself not Rita meaning anyone could have sang it and it would have been a hit.

      Rihannas star quality is responsible for why she has so many number ones. Had another artist sang her songs I guarantee you they would not have been as successful as Rihanna made them.

      Umbrella was offered to Mary J Blige but only Rihanna could have smashed it.

      Lots of artists have had a massive single and never heard of again. You need star quality to make it in this business or it wont work.

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:29 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      SHE’S NOT CUTE. SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS DOWN SYNDROME ~

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  33. August 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    JER says:
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    Is this the “She” you’ve been hyping for weeks? LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This ho can stay on the flop side of the pond, meanwhile all my faves will continue to smash internationally and we WON’T be bothered.

  34. August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    BRANDY PUSHED BACK HER ALBUM TO OCTOBER 16TH NOW…….

    • August 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm
      MC says:
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      I know! this is the 4th f****** time….shm

      • August 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm
        JER says:
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        LMFAO

      • August 17, 2012 at 9:21 am
        JP says:
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        Brandy didn’t push back the album…RCA pushed back the album four times. Big difference! #knowdat!

  35. August 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    me says:
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    i think she is nice girl….didnt even bother watch the interview- but a lot of people hate her because of sam’s pathetic comparisons.
    by the way sam, ur life is sad and i wonder what is missing in ur life that u make a career over hating some people and tearing them apart, the people u dont even know.
    i have a feeling u went thru some rejection or hate in ur childhood that makes u a bitter and pathetic blogger u are. maybe get some help because tearing other ppl apart wont help. bringing someone down wont lift you up

  36. August 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    me says:
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    i think she is nice girl….didnt even bother watch the interview- but a lot of people hate her because of sam’s pathetic comparisons.
    by the way sam, ur life is sad and i wonder what is missing in ur life that u make a career over hating some people and tearing them apart, the people u dont even know.
    i have a feeling u went thru some rejection or hate in ur childhood that makes u a bitter and pathetic blogger u are. maybe get some help because tearing other ppl apart wont help. bringing someone down wont lift you up
    shame maybe u went thru something like azealia’s

  37. August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    Just4themusic says:
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    First of, I am not a stan of anyone I like most artists! Even though I am a teenager, I can see when an artist is driven. I like Rihanna and I like Rita. Everytime I read a post about Rita, it always involves Rih. I am pissed of with that. No one here is psychic no one here can say where any artist will be in a number of years. To show my support for an up and coming artist. I recently pre ordered ORA. So people keep a level head and dont shoot anyone down until you have proof. BTW I know I have pissed of most of you here by posting this but please grow up!
    Thanks

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm
      BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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      I really appreciate your positivity. TGJ is an overwhelmingly negative space & it’s good to see a young music fan respond to a new artist with such a level head.

  38. August 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    Mrkareemruiz says:
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    Overrated trash.

  39. August 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Tera says:
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    Omg. People like to compare SUCESS but BUT TALENT but this is with ALL artists! I mean call me maybe was number 1 4 however long but that doesn’t make her a better singer that Melanie Fiona does it? Look at talent NOT talent. I mean go in blog sites and reviews about rih they all start with ” rihanna isn’t no Whitney at singing or micheal at performing but…” LIKE WTF and they ALL say that so that tells u something n then u have to have debates if she can sing and PROOF videos on YouTube that she can sing if your talented and really a great singer there’s no question. I never really c anybody say Rita can’t sing cause she CAN and I’m not saying Rihanna can’t sing it’s just people over hype her like she really really is the BEST and she’s not ugh but more success does not equal more talent . Am I right?

  40. August 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Tera says:
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    Omg. People like to compare SUCESS but NOT TALENT but this is with ALL artists! I mean call me maybe was number 1 4 however long but that doesn’t make her a better singer that Melanie Fiona does it? Look at talent NOT success. I mean go in blog sites and reviews about rih they all start with ” rihanna isn’t no Whitney at singing or micheal at performing but…” LIKE WTF and they ALL say that so that tells u something n then u have to have debates if she can sing and PROOF videos on YouTube that she can sing if your talented and really a great singer there’s no question. I never really c anybody say Rita can’t sing cause she CAN and I’m not saying Rihanna can’t sing it’s just people over hype her like she really really is the BEST and she’s not ugh but more success does not equal more talent . Am I right?

    • August 17, 2012 at 7:12 am
      Stans Make Me LOL says:
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      You’re right :)

  41. August 17, 2012 at 12:59 am
    BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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    I guess I’m the ONLY American who likes “Party & b*******.”

    • August 17, 2012 at 3:35 am
      BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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      “How We Do” that is.

    • August 17, 2012 at 10:08 am
      LTM says:
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      It was ok. RIP is way better. I hope it performs better too

  42. August 17, 2012 at 3:57 am
    Miguel says:
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    Three #1’s in the UK,
    A Flop anywhere else

    Seems not even the overhyping from blogs and tabloid rags, the expensive couture they’ve given her to wear, or the calculated comparisons with Rihanna can get people to like her music across the world. Sorry, try again!

  43. August 17, 2012 at 7:23 am
    MRB says:
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    She is a flop and until she receives a #1 in the USA she will never be hot!!! The USA is the only place that matters as far as #1s!!!

  44. August 17, 2012 at 9:27 am
    JP says:
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    She should replace everyone on her management team and creative development teams…

    she is boring
    her music is boring
    everything about her seems manufactured
    her look is very cliche and boring

    and whose idea was it to throw her in photos with random celebrities that nobody cares about? she has no identity and there are so many more appealing new and old artist who aren’t getting half as much attention as she is…which makes her even more off putting because she has done nothing to deserve all the exposure she is getting.

    she does appear to have talent, but it’s not being crafted in a way that’s conducive to a successful career in the music industry

  45. August 17, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Quetta says:
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    That wasn’t a bad interview and I love that pic of her.

  46. August 17, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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    I like her but she’s NOTHING compared to queen Azealia

    • August 19, 2012 at 2:32 am
      I'M BACK says:
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      AZEALIA BANKRUPT NEEDS TO GET THAT d*** REMOVED BEW BEW OH AND GET RAPPING LESSONS FROM SOMEONE RELEVANT AND SUCCESSFUL LIKE NICKI MINAJ~

      #IMBACK #QUEENBEYONCESTANN

  47. August 17, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Team Azealia #kuntbrigade says:
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    I like her but she’s NOTHING compared to queen Azealia!!!! Who’s hit single 212 BROKE RECORDS!!!!!!

  48. August 17, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Queen Brit Brit says:
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    I love her! I hope RIP does well over here. Even if she flops in America shes slaying in the UK

  49. August 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    kelly says:
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    Aww poor thing, Rita is so desperate to make it, the old h** is selling stories about f****** Bruno Mars to media WHILE HE WAS IN A LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP. And they have never to call rih a h**? NO RIH IS NO h** – SHE DATES MEN WHO ARE SINGLE. RITA IS BRAGGING TO MEDIA ABOUT SOMONE ELSE’S MAN.

    WELL, BRUNO mars ex girlfriend did say, Bruno kicked her ass to the curb because she smelt and had bad breath. You know those types of girls? f*** for tracks and PR. but do have hygiene.

    • August 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm
      kelly says:
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      nerve

  50. August 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    LOURDES says:
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    I wish TGJ would stop shoving this girl down our throats. She’s not that great of a singer and her music isn’t memorable…. I’m not a fan…

  51. August 19, 2012 at 2:16 am
    I'M BACK says:
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    Shes a f****** flop and she needs to leave that Rihanna look to Rihanna. b**** can’t even break into the USA and she thinks she’s the s*** lol

    #IMBACK #QBSTANN

  52. August 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    MattK says:
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    She is great!

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