'Superwoman' Beyonce Knowles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 August 2012
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Beyonce Knowles is Rita Ora's "superwoman," because of how iconic she is as a figure, and how she juggles motherhood and her career

Beyonce Knowles is Rita Ora's "superwoman."

'How We Do' hitmaker Rita cites the singer as her number one influence, and can't believe she has gone from her humble roots in England to getting one-on-one advice from her.

Rita - who is signed to the Roc Nation label run by Beyonce's husband - said: "One minute I'm singing Destiny's Child's 'Say My Name' in my dad's pub and the next I'm sitting here asking Beyonce, does she think this song is right for my album?"

"The first time I met her I was so nervous. I hugged her and told her she was my inspiration. She's a superwoman with a career and a family. I hope one day I can do the same -- baby in one arm, microphone in the other.

"Beyonce was, and she still is, such an inspiration. She's been in the game for so long you think she's older but she's only 30."

Rita, 21, has also been in the studio with Kanye West, and although he didn't produce any tracks on her debut album, 'Ora', he introduced her to plenty of new things.

She added: "Kanye is Kanye so yes, I was a little 'Wow!'. But I've learned so much from being in the studio with him. Even though there aren't any Kanye songs on the album, it's been an experience. He introduced me to Motown and so many great records."

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