Rita, who is signed to the Roc Nation label run by Beyonce's husband, said: "One minute I'm singing Destiny's Child's 'Say My Name' in my dad's pub and the next I'm sitting here asking Beyonce, does she think this song is right for my album?"
"The first time I met her I was so nervous. I hugged her and told her she was my inspiration. She's a superwoman with a career and a family. I hope one day I can do the same, baby in one arm, microphone in the other.
"Beyonce was, and she still is, such an inspiration. She's been in the game for so long you think she's older but she's only 30."