Now it all makes sense...
Yesterday, rap mogul Jay Z introduced his newest sensation, Rita Ora, to the United States. Jay Z brought Rita to New York's radio station Z100, where he premiered Rita's new single "Party And Bullsht".
"I have Miss Rita Ora," Jay said as he raised a toast to her future success. "This is all very un-spontaneous for us," he added. "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."
"Hi, what's up," said Rita. "I'm from London, but I love America, so I'm usually here. I'm so excited."
The Albanian-born singer's previously released single, “Hot Right Now,” is currently #1 on the UK charts. And Roc Nation is counting on Rita's new single to conquer the U.S. market as well.[audio:Rita-Ora_Party_n_Bullsht.mp3]
But even before I ever heard of the name Rita Ora, I wondered why execs at a certain record label were leaking sensitive information about their superstar, Rihanna, to Sandrarose.com.
I assumed it was a set-up of some kind, even though they assured me that leaking the sensitive intel was in the best interests of Rihanna, who had successfully hidden her alcoholism and substance abuse from her fans. But now she was making a public spectacle of herself -- and had become an embarrassment to her mentor, Jay Z.
If you know anything about Jay Z, failure is not an option for him.
Her camp knows that Rihanna reads Sandrarose.com religiously, and they wanted her to face her own demons head on. But that only angered Rihanna -- and made her more determined to live her life recklessly.
RiRi had become a loose cannon -- a liability for the record label. I wrote posts about Rihanna openly smoking marijuana in nightclubs, and stumbling drunk in the streets. Her drug use mixed with her loose sexual inhibitions with male and female groupies, made a recipe for disaster.
But my own loyal readers doubted my inside source. They dismissed my posts and said I was "obsessed" with RiRi. Slowly, the world media took notice of Rihanna's erratic behavior and they began writing their own stories. I was vindicated.
Then Wednesday, another well-connected source reached out to Sandrarose.com with fresh intel that Roc Nation (and Jay Z) were positioning a new artist, Rita Ora, to dethrone Rihanna as the pop princess. It seems Jay Z, who discovered Rihanna, had cut ties with Rihanna after she went back to Chris Brown, against Jay Z's wishes. No man wants to deal with a woman who won't listen.
Once again, my own readers dismissed my information about Rita Ora, saying they never heard of her, and referring to my post as "horse manure."
What are the odds that the very next day Jay Z personally introduced that same artist to the United States?