Rita Ora - Rita Ora's Non Musical Family

Rita Ora's family aren't musical.

The 'R.I.P.' singer's mother and father didn't understand why she wanted to be a singer at first as they don't have any musical background themselves, and she had to prove to them how serious she was by singing in a choir.

She said: ''I'm not sure where I get the singing from. No-one in my family is musical at all. When I told my parents, 'OK, I want to sing.' They were like, 'Huh?'

''My mum wasn't sure I even could sing, so she came to my choir to check and once she heard me, she got it. My parents have always played music in the house and my mum would dance to Tina Turner in the kitchen. So I must've picked it up from there.''

Rita's parents have Albanians roots and hail from what is modern day Kosovo, but emigrated to England when she was a year old, and she says her mother didn't even know who Jay-Z was when she first signed to his Roc Nation record label.

She added: ''When I got home and told Mum I was going to New York to meet Jay-Z, she was like, 'What?' I don't think she even knew who he was, but now she won't admit it. Now she knows him as 'that Beyonce's husband'.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Rita Ora - Beyonce Knowles - Jay Z - The Roots - Tina Turner


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Rita Ora Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rita Ora

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All