Jay-Z On Rita Ora: “When She Walks Into A Room, Her Energy Picks You Up...”
Jay-Z praised Rita Ora in a recent interview with MTV News, saying that the London-based singer's energy is "infectious." The rapper signed 21-year-old Rita to his label and management company, Roc Nation, back in 2010 and he hasn't looked back since. With Rita recently landing her second UK number one with her own track, 'R.I.P.', Jigga has a lot to smile about...
The hip-hop mogul said: "She's one of the people that, if you were in the position, you say, 'I'm gonna help her get her dream out and then we'll see what happens.' I think her energy is infectious, because out the gate, two No. 1s in London and she'll just continue to grow from there."
Talking about where Rita started from, Jay said: "She was the cool girl that worked in the sneaker store in the hood and everyone knew of her. She was just in there dreamin' and she just wanted it so bad, You could just feel the excitement and the energy when she walks in the room, the room really changes. I know a lot of people say that and it gets to be cliché, but when she walks into a room, her energy picks you up."
Words: Shei Funmi (@SheiFunmi)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)