Rita Ora covers Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” live in NYC [Video]

We all know Rita Ora is an extremely talented singer and performer, but on the evidence of this new video, she clearly listens to some good rap music too.

On Monday night, the Roc Nation pop star performed at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, making up for a gig that was cancelled in October due to Hurricane Sandy, and whilst on stage she surprised unsuspecting fans with her own rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city single “Swimming Pools (Drank)“. Backed by a live band, the Kosovan-born singer half-sung and half-rapped K Dot’s verse, before demonstrating her stunning vocal range on the chorus and the rest of the song.  Not a bad way to close out 2012.

Check out the performance below: