Rita Ora Denies 'Lemonade' Becky Rumors
The hunt for Becky continues.
Rachel Roy isn't the only one that's being dubbed "Becky with the good hair" in Beyonce's "Sorry" single from Lemonade — Rita Ora is now the latest suspect in the Jay Z cheating rumors.
After Roy responded to the Becky rumors swirling on Tuesday morning, Ora followed suit with her own message.
"I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false," the singer wrote on Twitter. She added, "I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let's continue enjoying Lemonade."
I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false.— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 26, 2016
I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 26, 2016
The Beyhive backlash came shortly after Ora posted a Snapchat of herself in a lemon-embellished bikini top and an Instagram of the Ash Wednesday poster, in which the film focuses on a middle-aged woman (played by Elizabeth Taylor) trying to save her failed marriage by getting plastic surgery.
It probably didn't help that she stepped out on Monday in the exact same Gucci look that Bey sported in her "Formation" video. She also wore an initial "R" necklace that looked like a "J" backwards in photos, causing fans to accuse her even more of being one of the "side pieces."
Prior to the Becky fiasco, Ora has been facing her own issues with Roc Nation, the label co-founded by Jay Z. In December, the British pop star filed a lawsuit that demanded freedom from Roc Nation, stating that the recording agreement she signed in 2008 at age 18 with the music label "violates California law and is unenforceable."
Roc Nation has since responded to the suit, charging Ora of "being in breach of her five-album contract." Ora's lawyer, Howard E. King, told Billboard that Roc Nation had to file the counterclaim or lose any standing in the case. "We're in the process of finalizing those details," he said. "[Jay Z] could not have been more gracious."