Rising star Rita Ora has Jay-Z to thank for signing her to her record deal, but she has Jay's wife Beyonce to thank for musical inspiration. In fact, she says she's such a fan of Blue Ivy 's mom that when she met her, she could barely speak.
Speaking to Glamour magazine, Rita says, " Destiny's Child was my band. I was nearly choking when I met her, but she is the nicest. I call her an alien because I'm like, 'How do you do everything at once? You can't be human.'" As for Jay-Z, Rita gushes, "He's like my brother."
Rita, whose debut album ORA will be released at the end of August, also addresses rumors that she's dating Rob Kardashian . Asked if she and Kim 's brother are romantically involved, Rita says, "Rob's family make their lives public. Me? I'm very private. He's a great friend. But the only relationship I'm having now is with the tour bus."
When asked if she's ready for fame, including being followed everywhere by paparazzi, Rita laughs, " I don't really care as long as my album is on your shelf and you're smiling."
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