Rita Ora Poses For ‘Complex’, Doesn’t Mind Rihanna Comparisons

Becky Bain | July 24, 2012 11:19 am

Rita Ora may often be channeling her Roc Nation sister Rihanna (we’ll point you towards her “R.I.P.” video to see for yourself), but the Brit pop star isn’t insulted by the comparisons.

“I admire Rihanna,” Ora tells Complex in her cover story. “She works her ass off. She hasn’t had a break and she has given people hit after hit after hit. That work ethic and discipline is hardcore. That’s the kind of shit that I want to do. That I will do.”

The 21-year-old recalls the time when she and RiRi met at a party and kissed one another on the cheek, much to the amazement of the other party guests. “People were like, ‘What the fuck!'” Rita laughs. “Everyone thought that we hated each other, but the whole thing was created by the media. That’s what’s so funny. She said, ‘Let’s just tweet this and get people mad.'” Rita then sent out a pic of their smooch, adding, “@rihanna hatin a$$ biatch!!! Mwah!!!!”

“We made a joke out of it,” she says. “It’s love. Roc Nation is such an incredible, unique team, especially in the music industry. Everyone genuinely loves and cares about each other.”

Check out the singer’s sizzling pics from her photo shoot, then head over to Complex for the full interview.