Los Angeles: Singer Rita Ora says that she was a very rebellious teenager and would secretly go to parties when her parents thought she was having sleepovers.
Rita Ora. Pic/Santa Banta
"I would rip my t-shirts and be really punk and not clean. And I would have blonde hair, really dark eyebrows, red lipstick, lots of fake rings that made my fingers go green. I wouldn't be smelling that great... But me and my friends, we were really, like, rebel-y. I feel like I lived a lot when I shouldn't have," Ora told Marie Claire magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The 24-year-old pop star says she has always been an impulsive person, but has had to learn to be patient to have a career in the music business.
"I've had to have a lot of patience. Because there have been times at night where I want to pull my hair out and just put my music out for free on the Internet and just say f**k everybody. But then I have this conscience saying no, be smart, be strategic.
"There are ways of doing things and still getting your way. If I'm going to do Rita Ora, it's going to be Rita f***ing Ora. It's not about who is on my album or who's featured or the names. It's about a solid body of work that I can call my own," Ora said.