Ever since Rita Ora signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009, she has been dogged by rumors that she was having an affair with the artist/entrepreneur and Beyoncé husband. During a radio interview on Wednesday with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” Ora, who is dating music producer Calvin Harris, finally addressed the speculation.
“Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life,” the 23-year-old singer warned. “You should know better than that. … That’s just straight-up disrespect. You can’t even go there.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z are known for having one of the most solid and private relationships in the music industry. They dated for six years before getting married in 2008. But that does not mean the marriage has been without strife.
Last year, Star magazine claimed the superstar pair was having marital problems, due to distance, as they were both on tour in different parts of the world. "Beyoncé has been feeling like a single mother lately -- and has been letting her husband know he's on shaky ground, and she's using the time they spend apart as a trial separation,” a source told Hollywoodlife.
Shortly after, there were reports that Jay Z was enjoying his time with other women while Beyoncé was on the road. Claudia Scheelen, a beauty queen, spoke to the Mirror about an encounter she says she had with the rapper in Belgium after one of his concerts. “I was with my girlfriends, and he sent over a drink to us – he had this huge bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, it must have been six or 10 liters. He told me, ‘I’ve been all over the entire world, but the girls in Antwerp are the prettiest girls.’ He didn’t mention Beyoncé or Blue once,” she said.
However, Beyoncé and Jay Z never addressed the rumors, and since their tours have ended this year, they have been seen traveling the world with daughter Blue Ivy.