Rita Ora Rocks the Viper Room in L.A.

Roc Nation’s newest star Rita Ora was glowing as she took the stage at a sold-out show at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Thursday night. Donning a black bustier, the 21-year-old blonde bombshell charmed the intimate audience with new material off her upcoming debut including the reggae-tinged “Shine Your Light” and “Roc the Life,” plus her Drake-penned single “R.I.P.” before a crowd that included her Roc Nation family and Steven Tyler.

“I wanted to tell you guys what I get inspired by,” she said before performing a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name.” “I did this one time at an event back in New York and my idol [Beyoncé] was there, so I just thought it’s only right I do it again. This time she’s not here, but it takes the pressure off.”

She also shared her other diverse influences including Eric Clapton, TLC, and the Notorious B.I.G., who she paid homage to while performing “How We Do (Party),” which samples Biggie’s “Party and Bullshit.”

Watch Rita shine at her first L.A. show.



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20 Comments

  1. whitechocolate

    my wifey is in town and nobody told me. fuck y’all

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  2. Craig

    I dont really get the hype surrounding her. She’s not bad but she’s not that great either.

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  3. really

    Agree. Just can’t get into her either. I tried. Plus she is not that cute either.

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  4. Tony

    She’s really awesome. Looking forward to see her hit the top of billboards soon. Very hot.

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  5. 1234

    Saw her perform at SOB’s she’s actually dope! Def on her way to the top no question! Amazing stage presence and reaks star quality!

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  6. Billionaire

    No hate intended, just speaking my mind! I do not experience the excitement when i’m watching or listening to her! Beautiful lady with a fairly good voice but she lacks excitement or the extra element that pushes artists in to overdrive to make it to the top!

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  7. dom

    maybe because her talent’s been overshadowed by comparisons, she’s a better vocalist than whose hot right now, give her a chance

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    CarlosBonegro Reply:

    @dom, if she was a better vocalist then she wouldnt be getting overshadowed by comparisons hahaha

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    DRB Reply:

    @CarlosBonegro, Well her comparison is a nocalist, unless moaning goat counts.

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    ri Reply:

    @dom, i think she is a better vocalist than Ri i love them both tho but she’s killin rihanna live

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  8. altered_mind

    Jay Z is trying to replicate the success he had with Rihanna. “Pretty, young girl singer” only this time she’s blonde and from Kossovo. I think she needs better material first of all cause both songs suck. Whether Drake wrote R.I.P. or not I see why he didn’t mind giving it away. Hope she finds her IT factor soon…

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  10. DRB

    Did y’all get footage of Shine Your Light?

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  12. LOVE HER

    LOVE LOVE LOVE HER….HAS REAL VOCAL TALENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT HER TO WIN…SOLD OUT SHOWS ALREADY! ROC NATION!

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  13. OMGGGGGGG

    HER SAY MY NAME COVER>>>>>>>> WOW. I KNOW BEY WAS PROUD. THIS GIRL HAS TALENT…ALL SHE NEEDS IS THAT ONE BIIIIGGGG HIT AND SHE’S IN THERE! COME ON JAY, GIVE HER A FEATURE..LOL

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  14. Hugh

    Nice

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  15. dani

    Love this chick and I can’t wait until she starts touring.

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