Rita Ora Opens up About Jay Z and Beyoncé: 'I'll Never Not Appreciate the Experience I Had With Them'
"I look up to them a lot," Ora told Cosmopolitan UK
The British singer opened up about her relationship with the power couple in the September issue of Cosmopolitan UK. “I’m still happy I’ve had this incredible experience. Jay is one of my idols and Beyoncé is obviously the queen of life,” Ora, 25, said.
The new host of America’s Next Top Model was signed to Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, in 2008 but the pair’s seven-year work relationship became strained after she released only a single album amid her five-album recording contract. In December 2015, Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation and subsequently parted ways in June.
“I’ll never not appreciate the experience I had with them and the things I’ve seen,” the former X Factor star shared to the publication, adding, that Jay and Bey are “great mentors” and she “look[s] up to them a lot.”
Ora previously called Beyoncé “family” on Snapchat at the Met Gala in May.