The 'Hot Right Now' singer is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label and told Marie Claire magazine that she took the 'Countdown' singer's advice to heart following comparisons with Rihanna.
"It's a compliment to be compared to Rihanna. But you do have to hold your own," she explained.
"If you know yourself then everything else will follow - that's what Beyoncé told me. She was always one of my idols, so to have her in my face was amazing."
The 'R.I.P' singer recently supported Coldplay on the European leg of their 'Mylo Xyloto' tour and played a set at Wireless festival yesterday (July 7). Her debut album ORA is due to be released later this year.
Watch the video for Rita Ora's latest single 'How We Do (Party)' below: