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15 May 2012, 08:37
The 21 year-old singer-songwriter says everything fitted into place as soon as she met the rapper for the first time.
Rita Ora says she felt comfortable around Jay-Z as soon as she met him and describes the the '99 Problems' rapper as "such a cool guy".
The 'R.I.P.' singer was signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation record label back in 2009, and says having someone work with her that she respects so much was an incredible experience.
"He just saw something in me that other people didn't really want to, so I was kind of really, really happy that he took me in and watched me grow," Rita exclusively told Capitalfm.com. "I'm just really happy that I had someone who believed in me that's that big.
The 'How We Do (Party)' singer also revealed that the first time she met Jay-Z she knew signing with Roc Nation was the right move for her career.
"The nerves kind of disappeared as soon as I met him," the 21 year-old explained. "He's such a cool guy that I feel like everything just really fit into place as soon as I met him [and] it all made sense and it was perfect."
Rita Ora launched her first single 'R.I.P.' earlier this month which shot straight to number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 in its first week of release.
Listen to Rita Ora talking to capitalfm.com about being signed by Jay-Z below: