Hollywood is learning to love Rita Ora, and truthfully, we can’t blame ’em.
As fans await their turn to see the Brit-beauty in FOX’s hit series ‘Empire’ and the highly anticipated ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film, the burgeoning diva took to the March issue of ‘Nylon’ mag to discuss the latter, new music, her painful Calvin Harris breakup, and so much more.
Also lending a word about gal pal and ‘Black Widow’ co-star Iggy Azalea, tuck in to see excepts from Ora’s foray into the style magazine and get an update on her bud’s ongoing war with pizza giants Papa John’s:
Hot Shots: Rita Ora Stuns in ‘Nylon’ Magazine
Excerpts from Nylon (source):
Rita Ora on Breakup with producer Calvin Harris:
“I had a breakup, or whatever, and it really made me realize what I was trying to do. I had been fixated on this love fantasy, but really it wasn’t like that, and I had to take myself back. For me, this was my moment where I had to be real and tell the truth and be honest,” the singer recalls. “I love my pop songs, and I’m still gonna be pop, but this has just got a lot more depth to it.”
Rita Ora on New Music:
“It was a process to be like, ‘F–k it! I’m just gonna be me.’ With the first album, I was so hyped up to be signed with Jay Z. I was like, ‘Whatever! Jay f–kin’ Z!’ Two, three years later, I was like, ‘You know what? People are actually interested in what I’m saying and how I’m dressing and how I’m acting.'”
“It’s like, ‘Yeah, I grew up and I looked at my arse, and it got a bit bigger and I’m sexier now.’ Might as well flaunt it!” the “How We Do” singer explains. “I feel more womanly. I wanted the album to be dark and sexy, but still approachable, because I’m not a dark person.”
Rita Ora on industry friendships:
“I’ve always been really outspoken it, like telling another woman, ‘You killed it.’ I don’t think a lot of females do that these days, especially in this industry.” She adds, “It’s the same with all of my friends—with [Charli XCX], with [Iggy Azalea], with [Cara Delevingne] and Katy Perry, who’s an amazing person inside and out and so talented, the biggest star in the world. She’s always been the same, and she’s just so funny and fun and loud and really cool. I’m like, ‘Yeah! That’s what I wanna be like! I wanna stay that way!’ You’ve gotta really be sacred with these friendships, ’cause people can corrupt them.”
Speaking of Iggy Azalea, recent tweets reveal the Aussie hitmaker is still at war with Papa John’s after a member of the company’s staff delivered her phone number to his family and friends. As reported here, Azalea took to Twitter on Grammy night to blast the pizza chain for their confidentiality breach, even going as far as lawsuit threats. Peep below for the latest:
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more as this story develops.