Rita Ora: Jay-Z is now a friend
Rita Ora has said she counts her music boss Jay-Z as a friend.
She said: "It was a real pinch-yourself moment, and the meeting we had when I met Jay-Z was just unbelievable. It was so nerve-wracking, interesting, exciting and weird all at the same time.
"You know when you can feel someone's power? It was like that, you could just tell when you walked in the room that he was powerful and successful."
RIP singer Rita added: "It was so odd. I walked in, shook his hand and then we were suddenly having a conversation.
"Now it feels like we've known each other a long time. I get lots of advice from him. He's not just a great friend, but a boss and a brother. He's the man."
Rita said she has a "lot more I want to talk about and say" on her forthcoming second album.
"I'm very excited about some of the people lined up, I can't wait to work with them. But obviously I can't say who they are yet. Pop music's very secretive."
:: Rita Ora begins her first headline UK tour on January 28.