Rita Ora Gets Career Advice From Jay-Z: "He Told Me To Watch And Learn From Coldplay"

5 August 2012, 12:08 | Updated: 5 August 2012, 12:22

The 'R.I.P.' singer says her mentor Jay-Z advised her to imitate singers like Coldplay's Chris Martin.

Rita Ora says her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z has advised her to take inspiration from frontmen like Coldplay's Chris Martin when she is out on stage.

The 'R.I.P'. singer, who was signed to the 'Empire State Of Mind' rapper's label two years ago, says the rap mogul recently advised her to watch Chris on stage and mimic how he performs during concerts.

"The best advice he gave was , 'Have you seen Chris Martin perform? It's literally just him on a stage. He rocks it out," Rita revealed to GQ magazine. "Jay told me, 'You don't need dancers and stuff around you'."

The 'Party And BS (How We Do)' singer recently described Roc Nation as being like a family, with the likes of Jay-Z, herself and Bajan pop star Rihanna all signed to it, and says she enjoys comparisons to the 'We Found Love' singe because she admires her "hardcore" work ethic.

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Rita has also opened up about her time before making it as a singer, and has revealed she used to have some inconvenient sleeping arrangements before making it in the industry.

"I shared  room with my sister and I had to not make noise when she was sleeping," Rita revealed, reminiscing about her days before making it as a singer. "Now I have my own place, it's like I don't even have to be quiet!"

Rita Ora will release her next single 'Party And BS (How We Do)' next week on 12th August before launching her debut album 'ORA' on 27th August.