Rita Ora: 'I Wonder What Makes Everyone So Interested in Me'
Here’s what the 25-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On her popularity: “I wonder what makes everyone so interested in me. It has made me really think about every move I make; it has made me more self-conscious. I always wanted the attention, but then when I started to get it, it made me second-guess everything. But I’m happy that I delayed the album because otherwise I don’t think the people who haven’t heard my music would have the right impression of me because that isn’t who I am.”
On “Poison” being a breakup song: “There was a time when my friends were actually like ‘We don’t recognize you anymore.’ I was constantly worried about this guy; even while on the road, I would think ‘Oh, my God, what is he doing? Let me fly him out.’ So, for me, ‘Poison’ is a really relevant video because it shows a form of honesty.”
On her friends: “I’m telling you, man, it’s all about the people you have around you. If people give you yeses and yeses and yeses, then you’re already screwed, in my opinion. You need them to constantly say ‘What are you doing?’ Those are the people I keep close.”
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