Video: Rita Ora f/ Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’

Rita Ora

All eyes are on Rita Ora. With a No. 1 single already under her belt (“Hot Right Now” with DJ Fresh) and an opening slot on Coldplay’s European tour this summer, the much-buzzed-about blonde burns up the screen with her first solo music video for “R.I.P.,” the Drake-penned single off her Roc Nation debut.

The 21-year-old singer, who hails from Kosovo, flaunts her drop-dead gorgeous looks, impeccable swag, and beanie collection as she dances on top of customized cars in a grungy warehouse. Her British pal Tinie Tempah injects some attitude, while Rita bites the bullet—literally—in the in-your-face clip, directed by Emil Nava.

Rita’s debut album, which has been two-and-a-half years in the making, is due this summer featuring some familiar names including Stargate, The-Dream, will.i.am, and J. Cole.

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79 Comments

  1. J.Cameron

    Great start Rita!!!!

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  2. DRB

    I want to be a Rita fan but the music isn’t happening for me. On this, the production is too much. I wanna hear you. This is a straight rap beat and should’ve been left that way. Drake-the-songwriter-for-others doesn’t work for me. The concept and lyrics of this record are horrible to begin with. Party N BS isn’t much better. I want to know who Rita the musician is and that’s not gonna happen with other people’s over produced left overs.

    She looks great, I love her personality and look but the most important thing, music, isn’t happening. Hopefully her album is a better reflection of her.

    Reason 534 I’m not a fan of those who just pass songs around and sing whatevers handed to them. Not everyone has the writing talent and musical know, but have an identity at least.

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    Ray Reply:

    @DRB Are you reading my mind!?!

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    Randy Reply:

    @Ray, *stands up, claps*

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    China Reply:

    @DRB, Man u said a mouthful right there, and its all truth.
    As she can sing I think she should use THAT to her advantage. She is blessed with good looks and a good voice,where as lot of the females in the industry today only have good looks, so she should make her vocals her niche!

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    Shade Reply:

    @DRB, The production is great, not use to UK music? The lyrics are horrible? You kidding me? This is a great anthem for women. And she didn’t just sing whatever was handed to her she connected with the song she wanted it.

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    B. Reply:

    @Shade, EXACTLY! I love the empowered tone of this. I think Drake writes really well for women, he seems to really be able to understand the female perspective. I love that she’s not singing some sappy, submissive ballad. I like that this has spunk and attitude. I’d love to hear more variety from her, sure, but that’s because she’s captured my interest with this track. You know what’s up.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Shade, I agree. The lyrics are good. I don’t even know where that came from. I don’t like how they rearranged it though, and took out part of the chorus that I thought helped it flow, and made it the bridge. The beat is good, I think the problem is he said he wrote it for Rihanna who has a deeper voice that can handle the beat better. There’s a bit of a contrast with the hard beat and Rita’s softer voice that might be a little off putting until you get use to it. It kind of takes away from the edginess that the song needs to be believable.

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    steff Reply:

    @DRB,I agree with everything you wrote!

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    !!! Reply:

    @DRB, THANK YOU! I think she has great voice but the only thing that is making everybody talking about her is her style and image

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    chris shorts Reply:

    @DRB, she sung this sog because her n drake are friends and the song isnt bad her voice is just to strong for the song shes amazing

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  3. Derrriick

    Love this song & video.. She kinda remind me of Rihanna but fuck it she’s her self! I like that :)

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  4. MrUnhateable

    This is drakes I’m ready for you remixed for a woman.

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    Shade Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, It wasn’t remixed for a woman it was written by Drake for a women to sing in the first place. What you heard was demo not an actual song. This is the actual song.

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  5. Rick

    I feel where she is coming from and the direction she is going but all i see is a Rihanna replica!

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    Jae Reply:

    @Rick, agreed! Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna, smh…. Fuck is her image consultant??

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    China Reply:

    @Jae, This has been Ritas style since 2009, but it’s Unfortunate that Rihanna picked it up and ran with it before Rita hit the mainstream.

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    xedos Reply:

    @China, what type of drugs you on so early? 2009 this girl was selling shoes in a store rihanna was going on. Her 4the album the dark era rated r. The song was written for rihanna rated. R album and she did not use it. Rihanna succeed because she find her lane and stick in it.

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    lol Reply:

    @xedos, EXACTLY !

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    meme Reply:

    @Rick, I totally agree. Everything from the way she moves, to her gestures look so rihanna. her nails, the jewelry, i dont kno. i want to like her tho.

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    123 Reply:

    @Rick, I totally agree with you. She doesn’t look like Rihanna but reminds me of her because of the style. I think she should she should find her self who she is as an atrist not clone others. Sad :/

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  6. farrah

    I renember when Rihanna came out and everybody compared her to Beyonce, now everybody wants Rita to campare to Rihanna….which I dont understand

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  7. Jae

    I like her but she needs to find her own Swag…

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    Randy Reply:

    @Jae, and her own songs.

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  8. BlahBlah

    hotttttt

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  9. Rap*LovesJesus

    another dark video…where are the videos of the past like britney which were fun and not this dark shit

    but when u down with roc nation aka the rockerfellas, what do u expect.

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  10. Rap*LovesJesus

    another dark video from the roc camp

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  11. xedos

    People was comparing rihanna to Beyonce so rihanna became the anti Beyonce GGGB

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  12. Oh Please

    im bored -__-

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  13. Warren

    the video isnt original….

    but it does its purpose, I guess.

    Waiting for her next single, she has much talent :)

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  14. Sir Percy

    POOR.

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  15. Sir Percy

    DRAKE WROTE THIS????

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  16. Sir Percy

    Production/ writing very repettetive…just not strong enough.
    Will probably be ahit sadly.

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  17. luana

    nao gostei muito nao a voz dela e muito boa mas nao aconteceu nessa musica a batida estava forte e a voz delamuito devagar,realmente parece o geito de rihanna ate blusa q rihanna usou por cima do shorts ela usou tambem e o batom vermelho bem chamativo…..

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  18. Jeremy

    as a new artist didnt she have any new songs she could use as her lead single to introduce herself? why is she using a 3 year old hand me down? where is the artistry? that’s so lazy. where is the respect for the creative process? where is the hunger?

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  19. flawda

    If ya’ll actually did a little research ya’ll would know that Rita Ora has had her style way before Rihanna, going back to 3 plus year. Just look her Roc Nation Skull Candy commercial that was made 3 years ago, same look she has now.

    As for their talent vocally this chick smashes Rihanna and most of these nonsinging pop tarts (Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry,etc).

    Overall ya’ll need to let the girl live and be great, which i’m sure she will because she has a machine behind her.

    Rihanna stans, stop being so insecure and petty.

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    C1 Reply:

    @flawda, Exactly these ppl are so dumb it baffles me ! RITAORAs KILLING In the Uk right now and she’s bout to take over the US!!!

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    Triniti Reply:

    @C1, THANK YOU…these fools are so dumb! LOL…like, really…they act as if Rihanna is God’s gift to the world. Stans…stans…stans…

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    valdosta Reply:

    @Triniti, They just trying to shade Rita because they know she’s gonna be a huge star. Same folks running from blog to blog trying to stop her career from blowing up. Didn’t work with Rihanna and it won’t work with Rita.

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    OMG Reply:

    @valdosta, You guys are just making Rita and you look bad buy being disrespectful to other people that are just expressing their opinion without trying to start any drama. You guys should just accept the fact that she is taking her fashion influences from Rihanna and I think that’s why she should change her image.

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    MOOP Reply:

    @OMG, I know right. I wan’t to like Rita but I don’t think it’s necessary to clone another artist image especially when the’re bigger than you in the industry and you’re just starting your career. Not hating her but that’s just how I fell

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    @OMG, Do you dumb fools get rihanna cam from a island with nothing her stylist ect created her look!!!! Rita has been swagged since day 1 !!!!!! Do your research ….

  20. Curtis

    I like Rita but she does not stand out, this is nothing new or fresh. This is very knockoff Rihanna. And any other trace I saw Gwen Stefani do in 2004 during her LAMB era.

    She won’t make impact with this… the public has seen it and won’t sink their teeth into it again.

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  21. Wil

    Yall are crazy if you think this chick can sing. People are only giving her props cuz shes cute. But hey, Rihanna is possibly the worst singer ever n shes a superstar so I can see how a Rihanna clone can succeed. Btw, who compared Rihanna to Bey? Bey is a GREAT singer… But Rihanna?… C’mon she has mad swag n charisma but no vocal skills.

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  22. Morgan

    Rihanna, really? Rita Ora is actually talented, meaning she doesn’t hide behind playback and/or gyrate non-stop in lieu of singing during live performances. I don’t give a damn who wrote the song and I have never heard of such undue criticism for a artist that’s “new,” on the US scene at least. Maybe you guys just aren’t that open/musically diverse. Well, there’s no “maybe” to it. I remember all the backlash when Usher released “OMG” and “Climax” and Toni Braxton released “I Heart You.” Folks were crying it was too “dance-techno poppy” as if Usher and Toni still didn’t have soulful voices. To each his/her own, I suppose, but this is becoming much more than outrageous.

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  23. flawda

    Is it really that hard to actually YOUTUBE some videos of this girl to see who she is, i think a lot of ya’ll are speaking out your asses right now.

    Vocally she sounds nothing like Rihanna for one thing, persona wise she is nothing like Rihanna, and style wise she is nothing like Rihanna.

    So just do a little research before ya’ll start hating on the girl. Youtube some of her live performances, this chick got chops.

    As for whether she is gonna be successful, she already is haters. She is already taking off in the UK (number 1 song) and pop radio has already picked up Party and BS here in the US.

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    REALLY? Reply:

    @flawda, STYLE WISE SHE IS NOTHING LIKE RIHANNA? C’moon you’re making me laugh right now!!

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  24. Bria C

    R.I.P isn’t anything but Drake’s song I’m Ready For You therefore she isn’t original to me

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    Ramon Reply:

    @Bria C, Have you even watched her interviews? She told Drake she loved the song, so he gave it to her. Prime example of somebody who hates who no substantial basis.

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    Songstress Reply:

    @Bria C, A lot of other artists write for other artists…so most songs that singers sing aren’t theirs anyway !

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    SHOTS FIRED Reply:

    @Songstress, Funny how Rihanna fans are knocking Rita who is actually a SONGWRITER for singing a song given to her LoL POT MEET KETTLE!!

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    ? Reply:

    @SHOTS FIRED, Rihanna fans? I am not even her fan but I still CAN see that this chick is trying to be RiRi .. UNLIKE OTHERS. SMFH!

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  25. Ramon

    IDK, these comments are more humorous than anything. Can’t get mad at ignorance, just ROC with it. There’s a reason “How We Do” was released for US audiences and “RIP” for British audiences.

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  26. L

    She’s adorable….love her style already!

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  27. sj7

    ri-ri got competion. this girls a hotty!!!!

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  28. vik

    I feel like Rih could hv killed this song too.. lol but I hope they come out with another side of Rita so she can stop being compared to Rih!

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  29. The only comment

    WHY WHY WHY
    Why everybody always try to compare artist to other artist???
    Rita ora better than Rihanna or rihanna better than Rita….
    It’s only child’s speaking and all I read is BLA BLA BLA
    Feel the music or not. That’s all.

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    susanna Reply:

    @The only comment, Its just jealous members of Rihanna Navy who are doing this to stop this girl’s career from taking off. Its shameful!! I like Rihanna also, but it was horrible when people did it to her when she first came out. You would think they would know better. But let them hate, Rita is still gonna get her blessings.

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    hahaha Reply:

    @susanna, JEALOUS MEMBERS OF RIHANNA NAVY? Ppl like you are really making this chick bad

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  30. Songstress

    She’s awesome, I’m sure there is more of her the hatters just can’t see ! Can’t wait for more !

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  31. JustMe

    I really like rita ora but there just needs to something different about her its like every time i see or hear her i keep thinking rihanna they have to find a different way to market her she’s way too dope!

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  32. Layla

    i Remember seeing/reading things about her her before we could hear what her sound/work was all about : I thought she would bring it and be the sh*t.

    Turns out we hear a lot about her because of the management she’s under (Roc Nation) but she’s so overratated, she really doesn’t do anything to me !

    Her getting to tour with REAL artists such as Frank Ocean or Coldplay is so revealing as to how this music ‘ish works nowadays #SAD

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    RAPUP Reply:

    @Layla, TRUTH !

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  33. susanna

    An actual singer who can sing!!! She’s also a songwriter I heard, so I’m sure she’s gonna blow the industry away. 2012, the year where real singers shine; #Noshade LoL Chick has Kanye, Drake, Jay, Stargate, Bey, and The Dream helping her!!!?? Unstoppable

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  34. Popcritic

    not strong enough she is such a rihanna replica is such a shame i liked her but in time she will find her way like queen riri did

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    Trace Reply:

    @Popcritic, Your name suits you perfectly because a “Pop” critic is exactly what you are. How the hell is she a Rihanna replica when this has been Rita’s style for years? Not strong enough, really though? She has a SOULFUL voice–have you even heard her sing live? You’re not judging her–you’re HATING. And as for this “find your way” B.S. — Rita Ora has no way to FIND…she’s already on the right track. And if Rihanna is the “QUEEN” of anything, the music industry has gone to hell in a handbasket!

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  35. Ello

    Hey Rihanna, your days are over girl!

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    serious Reply:

    @Ello, U WISH HUN ! HA

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  36. !@!@

    I really can’t decide whether I like her or not but I just hope she doesn’t get all slutty when she breaks it through.

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  37. jj

    um the song is ok but yall gone stop with the whole “this has always been her look” foolishness i looked her up a long time ago to see who the hell she was and she looked NOTHING like she does today..she had long dark brown hair in some boring earthy hippy looking clothes when i first seen her.
    the same people who created rihanna must have gotten their hands on her and you can not deny everything about this chick style screams rihanna

    she should focus more on her vocals then trying to be the new material fashion icon. im not the biggest rihanna fan but don’t front like you don’t understand the comparisons
    this is swagger jacking at its finest a jay should be ashamed of his damn self

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  38. TheDreamer

    Her clothing reminds me of Rihanna, but vocal-wise and musically she is nothing alike. I love this song and she’s got a magnificent voice.

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  39. White Boy

    Anyone wanna talk about how underrated Tinie is right now?

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    C1 Reply:

    @White Boy, He really is but this will help is career big time !

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  40. Jmoney

    Rihanna Should of Sang this ! it reminds me of Rihanna song..
    But Rita did good and its a really good song :P

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  41. D.Strock

    I want to like her, but this video is just so basic…
    Barely any dancing, no personality, no concept, boring camera angles. Sorry, but maybe next time

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  42. Me

    rihanna rejected this song, drake wrote it for her annd she passed up on it

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  43. tiz

    I’m feeling like a lot of other comments. Too dry, basic, repetitive. I know she can sing, I’ve seen it. This track has no soul. The hook is solid lyrically but it sounds boxed, dry, and soulless. The lyrics on the verses are definitely basic. 1 of those things that sound good at every stage except the last stage.

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  45. pass da dance Florze

    bet this album & single only gonna be in the Uk or the usa. Rita o does remind me of Riri style

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