Rita Ora:“R.I.P. was so fun to film because it was directed by a friend, Emil Nava, who is a younger director and on set, he’s so energetic. He’s definitely the motivator because it’s a long day. It was in a warehouse so it was all about the performance. We changed outfits and we got some kind of raggedy cars. We’re not going to pretend we own a Ferrari so let’s get an old vintage 5000 pound BMW and pimp it out.
Drake wrote 'R.I.P.' [for Rihanna’s Loud] I think Rihanna heard it first but she didn’t take it. I was like, 'I need that song.'
“The video got 2.5 million views in two days or something like that. Looking at the video, it just oozes confidence. The lyrics are so confident. If a girl is singing it, she has to be secure. It’s about, I almost get a feeling you’re reminding your man like, ‘You’ve got a good girl. You’ve got a hot girl.’ Use your woman powers.
“Drake wrote 'R.I.P.' I just found that out [that he wrote it for Rihanna’s Loud]. I think Rihanna heard it first but she didn’t take it. I was like, 'I need that song.' Regardless, that’s why I find it a bit difficult to sing on other people’s songs because it’s almost like it gets filtered. I almost couldn’t say no to it. It was such a banger that I was like, ‘I don’t care who it’s been through, I want that song. And I will own it.’”