Rita Ora wants the world to know that she is not “Becky with the good hair” that Beyonce sang about on her track “Sorry.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the singer and “Fifty Shades” actress said she found the accusations that she was having an affair with Beyonce’s husband, hip-hop mogul Jay Z, “rude and disrepectful.”
Ora said she has always seen the rapper as an inspiration and that she will continue to “look up to him” despite not being part of his roster of artists anymore. The singer left Jay Z’s Roc Nation label for Atlantic Records. Ora also said that Beyonce was one of her biggest idols when she was younger.
There have been countless rumors saying Ora was one of the girls Jay Z was cheating on Beyonce for. The speculations intensified when Beyonce released her album “Lemonade,” whose songs chronicled the stages of learning about a loved one’s cheating ways.
Many Beyonce fans thought Ora was taunting the “Formation” singer when she posted a Snapchat video of herself wearing lemon-printed lingerie. The Beyhive also didn’t like it when Ora attended a Met Gala after-party wearing a “Not Becky” pin.
Ora clarified that the pin was not a statement. She said it was a gift from Katy Perry and that she was not the only one who wore it that night.
Beyonce’s songwriter has refuted all the rumors linking various women to the song. Diana Gordon told Entertainment Weekly that the line did not pertain to anyone in particular and that she found it surprising that it got so much attention.
Gordon added that the song was already completed when she presented it to Beyonce, but she gave the singer the go signal to tweak it however she pleases.
Meanwhile, Ora has yet to share new music. She will, however, be seen in “Fifty Shades Darker,” which will be out in theaters in February 2017.