Rita Ora has opened up about her split from Calvin Harris and admitted that it helped her get over her ‘love fantasy’ and get herself back.
HURRAH. Every cloud has a silver lining and all those other clichés about finding the positive in everything.
Rita, who is now dating Ricky Hil, looks absolutely stunning as she graces the cover of March’s Nylon Magazine, and has opened up to them about her and Calvin’s break-up, admitting that it helped inspire some of the songs for her new album.
Which, by the way, we’re so, SO excited to hear, because we’ve missed Rita’s music, y’know? Especially considering how ruddy awesome she’s been on this year’s The Voice UK.
Speaking to the magazine, the 24-year-old admitted: “I had a breakup, or whatever, and it really made me realise what I was trying to do.
“I had been fixated on this love fantasy, but really it wasn’t like that, and I had to take myself back. For me, this was my moment where I had to be real and tell the truth and be honest.
“I love my pop songs, and I’m still gonna be pop, but this has just got a lot more depth to it.”
Agh. Stop teasing us, Rita. We NEED your new music in our lives, like, now please.
Rita also made sure to encourage plenty of GIRL POWER in her interview, adding: “I’ve always been really outspoken it, like telling another woman, ‘You killed it.’ I don’t think a lot of females do that these days, especially in this industry.”
Hear, hear! Positive vibes, everyone. Positive vibes.
She continued: “It’s the same with all of my friends – with [Charli XCX], with [Iggy Azalea], with [Cara Delevingne] and Katy Perry, who’s an amazing person inside and out and so talented, the biggest star in the world.
“She’s always been the same, and she’s just so funny and fun and loud and really cool. I’m like, ‘Yeah! That’s what I wanna be like! I wanna stay that way!’ You’ve gotta really be sacred with these friendships, ’cause people can corrupt them.”
Erm, can we be your friend too, Rita? Please? We’re *pretty* good at baking cakes and laying on a damn good dinner party/pyjama party, if we do say so ourselves.
She also talked about growing up, adding: “Yeah, I grew up and I looked at my arse, and it got a bit bigger and I’m sexier now. Might as well flaunt it! I feel more womanly.”
Rita’s been settling in to her new spinny chair on The Voice (that’s the technicall term, FYI), and has even gained the seal of approval from Jessie J, who was originally a coach on the show.
She told The Mirror: “Rita looks wicked, she brings a different flavour. I want to see her coach because that was the biggest thing that I enjoyed doing.
“I saw Rita at the Jingle Bell Ball and I told her just to be honest with the contestants.”
In other words, YOU’RE KILLING IT, RITA. Girl power, female solidarity and all those other postive things.
Now, can we PLEASE have this new album, love? Thanks in advance.
Read the full interview with Rita Ora in the March issue of NYLON.
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