Rita Ora: Prince has doves flying around his studio

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2015
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora claims Prince has doves in his Paisley Park studio where she has been working on her new LP, which she is releasing early next year

Rita Ora claims Prince has doves "flying around his studio".

The 24-year-old singer is currently putting the finishing touches to her second studio album, which is expected to be released in January 2016, and she's been working with Prince at his Paisley Park studios on songs for both of their records.

She said: "Yeah you love him don't you! Yeah he is on the album. He is writing with me on the new record and I did some stuff with him on his album.

"Amazing story though, I went to Paisley Park, which is his studios, and I looked around and I thought I was hearing things. I start hearing birds singing. One of my favourite songs is 'Doves Cry' so I think it's amazing, and no word of a lie he had doves flying around in the studio. S***ting all over the place.

"It was amazing. They weren't crying though. They were very happy doves."

But it hasn't been an easy road for the 'Body On Me' hitmaker, who had to re-write her album as she made it with former love interest Calvin Harris and didn't want to release something that was "pretend".

She explained: "I recorded an album previously with somebody I loved personally and then it kind of fell through and then I just didn't want to release that music because it didn't relate to me any more. It didn't make any sense for me to pretend because that is not nice to pretend to my fans."

And Rita says she's most looking forward to being an "artist" again and can't wait to go back on tour.

Speaking on Friday's (20.11.15) episode of 'Alan Carr Chatty Man' on Channel 4, she said: "It's like torture. Everything happens for a reason and now I have some amazing records with some amazing people so I cant wait to go back on tour and finish the show and just get back in to artist mode."

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