Rita Ora: Jay-Z is 'family'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 June 2012
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora says Jay-Z treats her like his "family" because he is always so supportive of developing her talent and career

Rita Ora says Jay-Z treats her like his "family".

The 21-year-old singer is thrilled to be signed to the rap mogul's Roc Nation label because he is so supportive and gave her time to develop as an artist.

She said: "He's a great boss. It's like family. Jay cares about his artists, his business and people's feelings. That's what sets him apart from everyone else.

"They gave me three years to do my album; two years to find myself and a year to record it.

"People don't usually do that nowadays because, realistically, there's no money, but I guess he just believed in me."

Rita hopes her music will be a hit with fans and she hopes they can "appreciate" her efforts.

She added to More magazine: "At the end of this year I would like to have my face on people's shelves. I'd just like for them to buy my album and to appreciate and love music like I do.

"I love the fact that people want to support me and come to my gigs and have fun with my music. We can just all have fun together."

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Manchester Academy

Tue 15 May

£32.45 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed 16 May

£33 / 0121 622 8250

O2 Academy Bristol

Sat 19 May

£33 / 0844 477 2000

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