What do you get when you cross Rihanna with a little bit of Jessie J? Rita Ora! Her new song, “How We Do (Party)” is so addictive, there was no question that we were going to feature Rita as this week’s Nice to Meet You. But in addition to introducing you to her new song and vid (which you can purchase on iTunes!), we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with Rita where she’s dishing on everything from her dream collab to her secret crush on a One Direction dude. Us too, Rita. Us too.
Describe your new single, “How We Do (Party),” in three words.
Rita Ora: Fun, energetic, cool.
What were you like as a kid?
R: I was Cinderella in my school play at 11! I just wanted to have fun. I wasn’t too academic so my parents sent me to stage school as my choir teacher said I was a good singer.
That’s amazing! What would you do if you weren’t making music?
R: I wanted to be a veterinarian or a fashion designer.
Which artist would you like to cover one of your songs?
R: J Cole, Gwen Stefani or Diplo.
Which artist would you like to collab with?
R: One of my idols like Beyonce would be amazing!
We’d love to see that! What’s your go to karaoke song?
R: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” The Titanic song. Haha.
Favorite movie and why?
R: Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Dicaprio because I’m a romantic!
You clearly love Leo! Do you have a celebrity crush?
R: I have loads!!! Secret ones? I don’t want to ruin my chances, but Harry from One Direction!
Ha. Amazing choice! Do you have any pets? And if so, do they travel with you?
R:I have 2 goldfish that I got as a present to teach me responsibility but they stay at home and my brother feeds them!
Cute! Are you on Twitter? We wanna follow you!
R: Yes! All the time! @ritaora