It has been widely speculated that Jay-Z is grooming pop newcomer Rita Ora to be the new Rihanna.
Everyone seems to think that Rihanna is Jay-Z’s problem child in Roc Nation, given her recent reunion with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Tabloids believes that this places Ora in a prime spot to take over from Rihanna as Jay-Z’s favourite.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Ora said Jay-Z sees her as the next big star like Rihanna.
“I don’t think there will be a next Rihanna,” Rita Ora said. “But I think Jay Z definitely sees me as someone who could be as big as Rihanna. She’s a superstar now but they first knew her as a small-island girl – and they want to repeat that success.”
Rita Ora debut the music video for her single “R.I.P” to rave reviews earlier this month.