News: Jay-Z Unveils Roc Nation Hottie In NYC, "It's Not About Scheduling & Planning"
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 11:27PM
Rap mogul Jay-Z appears focused on keeping Roc Nation bubbling days after reportedly inking singer Shakira to his team by rolling with British crooner Rita Ora in New York throughout the day.
Appearing by Rita's side, Young Hov showed support for the English beauty at New York radio station Z100 where they premiered her new "Party & Bullsh*t" record.
"I have Miss Rita Ora," Jay said prior to the premiere. "[laughs] This is all very un-spontaneous for us. We just came to see, you know, some great friends over here and play some music and you know, they liked what they heard and said, 'Let's just throw it on the air,' which is great. ... I love that. That's what radio is all about. It's about a feeling, an emotion. It's not about scheduling and planning. Let's do it right now." Rita then added, "Hi, what's up -- I'm from London but I love America so I'm usually here. I'm so excited." (Z100)
Following the premiere, Rita hopped on Twitter with her reactions.
"OH MY god just played my first official single on z100 in New york city with jay! http://twitpic.com/8nsu1a ," she tweeted February 23rd.
"Here it goes!! Go Jay Z so nervous but so excited! #ROC4EVA http://twitpic.com/8nsuic "
"@Z100NewYork thank you so much Z100 your making everything turn into reality! Thank u!! I had an amazing time today!" (Rita Ora's Twitter)
Jay and Rita were spotted throughout New York City on Thursday.
Roc Nation signee Rita Ora kept a comfortable distance from boss Jay-Z as the two made their exit from Parm restaurant in Soho on Thursday (February 23). Dirty Rice Army hold your fire! The British beauty paired a vibrant blue biker jacket with a long black sheer skit for her lunch meeting. Are you feeling her look? (Crunk Tastical)
In the past, Rita described Hov as being an easy going boss.
"He's very honest and he's very genuine and helpful," she previously told Rap-Up TV. "It's a great voice to listen to. I couldn't ask for anything better." The blonde bombshell currently has a No. 1 hit in the U.K. with "Hot Right Now," her dance collaboration with DJ Fresh. (Rap-Up)