VIDEO: Rihanna Talks Time 100, Bob Marley, Rita Ora

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In addition to being included in this year’s list of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world, Rihanna performed at the New York gala for the annual issue last night.

NewNowNext caught up with the global, influential superstar before her performance last night. to ask her how it felt to be honored, who’s been the biggest influence on her life, and whether or not she’s met rising star Rita Ora, who she’s being frequently compared to lately.

Check out the interview above, as well as footage from her performance.