[one_one]International import Rita Ora shines her first time in Chicago headlining The MID featuring another foreign delicacy, Iggy Azalea. With three No. 1 singles behind her, the 21-year old Roc Nation signee has a lot to be excited about. Under the wings of Jay-Z doesn’t hurt but her talent exceeds far beyond her accolades. Rita has been making noise musically with collaborations with Drake, references from Biggie, and production from The-Dream, will.i.am and Diplo. Rita also means something special to streetwear. The Retro Jordan-sporting singer admitted to Complex in the Aug./Sept. issue:
“I’m like a dude. Jordans are my favorite. I wear them all the time for shows. I can get girly-girly when I want to, but I can’t perform in heels. I would bust my face open on stage and we don’t want that.”
[one_one]Donned in gold accessories and noticeably AMBUSH Designs jewelry, Rita glances at my Janet Jackson 1993 janet. Tour tee and says, “I love your shirt!,” reaching for a hug I pull out my iPhone asking for her signature in the inside surface of my BAPE case, she notices her face on the SWGRUS ‘coming soon’ page plastered across my lock screen. She jokingly asked in her thick british accent, “Did you do that on purpose?,” I replied, “Indefinitely.” Nearby was her older sister, Elena, whom also is her road manager sharing the same moment.[/one_one]
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.