Rita Ora: “I’m 100 percent Kosovan. Everyone confuses that. I don’t understand what the big deal is because I’ve been seeing people have debates on if I’m Albanian or Kosovan. To me, it’s seems like the same thing but I don’t think it is. Kosovo became independent seven years ago so I would say I’m Kosovan.
“Our background is patriotic, our culture. I know that my background and my country is proud, we support each other. I rep it because no one has ever done what I’ve done for my country. My mom and dad brought me up to be proud of where I’m from, even though I wasn’t raised there. I know where I’m from.
No one has been on MTV from Kosovo. Over there, they’re so proud of me already. I just love to talk about it as much as I can because it’s a country full of talent.
“When people ask me where I’m from, I’m not going to say West London. I was raised in London but I was born in Kosovo. No one has been on MTV from Kosovo. Over there, they’re so proud of me already. I just love to talk about it as much as I can because it’s a country full of talent.
“My grandma, my aunts, my cousins, everyone is there. I haven’t been there in four years but my mom is there at the moment and she says everyone is asking for a CD. She’s like, ‘I feel like I want to fake a signature and give it to people.’ I was like, ‘No mom don’t do that.’
“I would love to plan a festival, bring some people that I know from Roc Nation or friends in the industry and create something every year that would be really cool there.