Working With Jay-Z
Rita Ora:“Working with Jay has always been an honor for me from three years ago to now. My view hasn’t changed. I’m so happy to be part of a great family and to be part of a voice that is hugely respected in the music industry and to be under his wing is just really lucky but also an amazing learning experience as an artist. I’m just around these amazingly talented people that have been doing this for a long time and to have them worry about me and stuff like that is great. I just hope I do everybody justice.
[Jay] just calms me down more than anything. He’s like ‘Chill, let me hear it.’ And it ends up being great and everything’s fine.
“I get nervous every single time not because of who or what Jay-Z is but because it’s your music. I wouldn’t want anyone to think of the worst. I’m so protective over myself that he just calms me down more than anything. He’s like ‘Chill, let me hear it.’ And it ends up being great and everything’s fine but it’s just that process. It’s good stress though, I would never do anything else. If I didn’t get that feeling, I would feel like I was lost.
“Beyoncé’s the family too, she’s a great lady and now she’s an amazing mom and she just tells me when things are going great and she’s just such a supportive wife and a friend. She’s just amazing to be around.”