Rita Ora opens up about alleged feud with Rihanna in an interview with Louis Theroux
Rita Ora has addressed rumors of a feud with Rihanna in a new interview special with documentary maker Louis Theroux.
Both artists were signed to Roc Nation, Jay Z’s record label, although reports of an alleged falling out have circulated for years.
In 2015, Ora sued the label to be released from her contract, claiming that she was only allowed to release one album despite having created several other records.
Roc Nation counterclaimed before both parties reached an agreement in May 2016.
Ora spoke about the experience in the next episode of Louis Theroux interviews…
“Why didn’t the music come out?” Theroux asked her in according to a preview metro.
“I don’t know,” Ora replied. “I was recorded two or three years straight. There was a whole moment that would happen, I recorded a music video and they scrapped it. I was really disappointed like I let her down.”
“It was reported that all of the music would go to Rihanna — she was obviously the most established artist — she got pre-approved for all of the music and she sat on songs that had been written,” Theroux said. “Anyway, the result was you couldn’t see it and she had a problem with you.”
“I can’t speak for other people, but I think they always pit women against each other in public. I was nothing but a fan and respected them and always will be.”
The Independent reached out to a Rihanna representative for comment.
Louis Theroux interviews… continues Tuesday 29 November at 9.30pm on BBC Two.
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