Roc Nation artist Rita Ora’s has been all up and down my google reader this week. First she was photographed canoodling with (read: being interviewed by) VIBE magazine editor JFK, then another site said she’s Drake’s new girlfriend. But the biggest tidbit swirling about Ms. Ora is that she’s a Rihanna knock-off. Hm … because she’s a black pop star? Remember when Rihanna was a Beyoncé knock-off? Right. Rihanna wasn’t really ever a Beyonce mini-me, but Mrs. Carter had set the standard for beauty and fashion so naturally, Rihanna’s stylists and managers dressed her like Bey and gave her a nice, long weave. But now Rihanna is known for her own short hairstyle and hit songs like “Umbrella” and “We Found Love,” right? So let’s give Rita Ora a chance to figure out who she is as an artist and show us her individual talent, shall we?
April 18, 2012 | Hillary Crosley