Rita Ora Covers ASOS Magazine

(Photo by Tyrone Lebon) Rita Orta is the September cover girl for ASOS Magazine.

Dubbed "The Next Rihanna" by music insiders and "Fashion's Next Big Thing" by lady mags, Rita Ora's got some big shoes to fill—well, sneakers to be exact. The 21-year-old British singer-songwriter would rather rock her collection of Air Jordans over stilettos any day of the week.

The songstress recently laced up her kicks and brought her captivating mix of sass and sweet to the September issue of ASOS Magazine. Read on for a sneak peek of her edgy ASOS ensembles—plus quotes on her style crush Kanye West—and find out why the world just can't get enough of this soon-to-be superstar.

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On her style inspiration: “I always thought (Gwen Stefani) was so cool. I think I’m man enough to admit she made me want to wear red lipstick. When I saw it on her, I thought she was the prettiest person in the world.”

On her favorite designer: “I’m really into Ashley Williams. She’s British, so young and fresh.”

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On singer cum designer Kanye West: “He’s one of my fashion icons. I’d love to be the female Kanye. I think he’s so cool and effortless.”

On rapper Drake, who penned her hit "R.I.P.": “We’re great friends, if he ever needed me I’d fly out. He’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and if anyone talks shit about him, I get protective...I really admired that he was so interested in new artists even though he was new himself. We just clicked.”

(Photos by Tyrone Lebon)

Will you nab a copy of the September issue when it hits newsstands July 30? Also, check out  Rita Ora's debut album O.R.A, available Aug. 27!