Rita Ora: "I'm All About Supporting Females, Especially Hot Ones"
With her second studio album on the way and plans of touring Stateside, Rita Ora has certainly made a name for herself across the pond. The British singer stops by tonight's episode of Top 20 Countdown to chat about her "Black Widow" collaboration with fellow rising international star Iggy Azalea, as well as her own solo plans.
Explaining that Azalea had first supported her during a stretch of eight US tour dates, Ora recalls their friendship and current collaboration happening "naturally."
"I'm all about supporting females, especially hot ones—and she was smoking," the Roc Nation artist tells host Esteban Serrano. "I remember thinking to myself, 'Two blondes are so much better than one.' We wanted to do a song which was feminine-inspired, about females supporting each other and being strong and independent."
Without giving too much away, Ora reveals that the pair's "Black Widow" video features samurai swords and a catsuited woman inspired by Kill Bill.
When it comes to launching her next tour, Ora would love to feature an opening act whom the world is unfamiliar with.
"I want to do a support act from somebody that nobody knows, you know? Like do a Twitter competition or an Instagram competition, and have people audition and come out."