I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé’: Rita Ora clears the air on Jay Z’s cheating scandal in Lemonade

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Rita Ora has shot down claims that she is the subject of cheating allegations made against rap artist Jay Z.

The musician took to Twitter on Tuesday to set the record straight on reports that she was taunting his wife Beyonce over the cheating scandal, insisting she had 'nothing but the utmost respect' for the Lemonade singer.


Rita, 25, became the latest woman named in connection with Beyonce's new track Lemonade, in which she appears to blame 'Becky with the good hair' for a tryst with her superstar husband.

Rita wrote on Tuesday night: 'I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false.'

She followed up with: 'I have nothing but the upmost respect (sic) for Beyonce. Let's continue enjoying Lemonade.'

The previous evening she had been putting on a defiant display with pal Nick Grimshaw as Beyonce fans made the initial links between Rita and Jay Z.

And Rita has certainly been keeping them guessing by posting a cryptic Instagram picture on Tuesday that featured the official film poster for the Elizabeth Taylor-fronted film, Ash Wednesday.


The 1973 drama, directed by Larry Peerce, focuses on a middle-aged woman who is worried she's losing her husband.

In a desperate bid to save her marriage, the protagonist undergoes extensive cosmetic surgery in Switzerland in the hopes her husband will be swayed by her youthful new looks.

Rita's mysterious post was met by a mass of confused comments from social media users, many of whom referred to the cheating rumours.

The 25-year-old singer shared the official film poster on her account, which shows a glamorous Liz Taylor holding a pearl necklace up to her face.

Rita also treated her fans to several Snapchats as she partied the night away with close pal Nick in Hollywood.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Rita for comment.

On Monday, Rita appeared to be sending out a thinly-veiled message to Beyonce when she appeared to have copied the outfit she wore in her Formation video.

The singer stepped out wearing the £745 blouse and matching skirt as she stepped out in West Hollywood, after she became the latest person to be accused of having an affair with Jay Z following the release of Beyonce's new track.

After being slammed on social media, Rita appeared to not have a care in the world as she headed out into the sunshine.

She added her own cool stamp to her look, completing it with a pair of very trendy Stan Smith trainers.

The singer flashed a hint of her ample assets as she left a number of shirt buttons undone, adding a whole new layer of sexiness to her look.

She wore her platinum blonde locks down and in a tousled style for her outing, wearing a pair of designer sunglasses, of course.

Rachel Roy had originally been the number one suspect for the mystery other woman Beyoncé mentions in the eye-opening track, Sorry.

Though fans flocked to social media to accuse Rita of causing trouble in their relationship after a recent Snapchat image.


In a series of Snapchat pictures posted on April 21, just days before Beyoncé released her album, Rita was seen wearing a semi-sheer bra which protected her modesty with strategically placed lemons.

While the bra was in fact one of many fruit motif items from her collaboration with lingerie label, Tenezis, it was Rita's choice of necklace that truly had 'Queen Bey's fans – who call themselves the Beyhive - buzzing with disdain.

The singer wore a gold necklace with the initial 'R', although due to the mirror reflection, some were falsely led some to believe the letter was a 'J'.

In the past few hours, Rita's Instagram page has been flooded with insults, along with bee and lemon emojis, which is Beyoncé fans' favored form of attack on social media.


While the British singer, who is of Albanian-descent, has previously shut down claims she has had affair with her then label boss, fans were quick to share their anger over the affair claims online.

Representatives for Rita Ora have been contacted for comment.

Rita was asked about the affair claims back in 2014 during an appearance on Power 105FM's The Breakfast Club.

Indignant Rita, 23, told DJ Charlamagne Tha God: 'Don't you dare disrespect Beyonce like that ever again in your entire life'.
Collegues: Rita was asked about the affair claims back in 2014 during an appearance on Power 105FM's The Breakfast Club and instantly shut the interviewer down

She added: 'Yeah cause that's just straight up disrespect. You can't even go there, that just not a question'.

Rita had previously dismissed the rumour on Twitter in 2013 when she attacked Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan for tweeting that she was sleeping with Beyonce's husband.

Furious Rita wrote: 'I stayed silent on one bullst rumour but this one I have to speak' 'Neva eva will any1 includin a red head dum z listin attention seekin whore try talk st about me & my family holly wateva da f*k ur name is,(sic)' she rebuked.

Rita was signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation over four years ago when she was just 18 and frequently hung out with the rapper's wife.

However, the singer in now in the middle of a legal battle with Roc Nation after filing a lawsuit last December claiming they had not released her new material that she had ready for her second album.

There is a clear theme of adultery throughout most of Beyoncé's new album, with the singer making numerous references to an unfaithful partner and the other woman with whom is he having an affair.

'He better call Becky with the good hair,' sings Beyonce on Sorry, the brief description that sent her fans into a frenzy hoping to figure out the identity of the mystery woman.

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In 2002: Beyonce and Jay start dating after collaborating on '03 Bonnie & Clyde.

2005: Rumours circulate that Jay Z and then rising star Rihanna are having an affair leading to an alleged split between Beyonce and Jay. The romance reports were later claimed by biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli to be faked to boost Rihanna’s popularity

September 2006: Beyoncé releases her second solo album, B’Day, which includes the track Ring the Alarm, which was supposedly about Rihanna, a claim later denied by Beyonce's father Matthew.

April 2008: Jay Z and Beyoncé marry in a private ceremony.

January 2012: The couple welcome their first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

January 2013: Rumours of an affair between Jay Z and his new Roc Nation protege Rita Ora start to circulate for the first time. Rita later slams the rumours in a 2014 interview.

June 2013: In lyrics for his hit song Holy Grail, Jay includes lyrics which appear to reference a woman cheating on him.

August 2013: Model and rapper Olivia McFaller claims that Jay Z hit on her during a photoshoot, asking for her number but she turned him down because 'I got respect for Beyonce.' She later releases a track, Sorry Mrs Carter, aimed at Beyonce.

May 12, 2014: After the star-studded 2014 Met Ball, TMZ releases footage of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z in a elevator while Beyonce quietly looks on. Rumours spread about the cause of the fight, with Jay accused of having an affair with Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of his former business partner Damon Dash.

May 15, 2014: Two days after the elevator fight, the couple along with Solange release a statement insisting they have moved on from the incident. Later in the week Beyonce posts a series of family photos on her website of her sister and husband.

June 2014: Beyonce and Jay head off on their On The Run tour, but rumours follow them on the road of an imminent split. During a performance of Resentment, Beyonce changes the lyrics 'Been ridin' with you for six years' to say '12 years' to reference the length of her relationship with Jay.

July 2014: Beyonce's father claims that his daughter and her husband deliberately circulated divorce rumours to boost ticket sales for their tour.

April 2016: Beyonce releases her sixth album, Lemonade, which includes numerous references to infidelity and heartache. One line, 'Becky With the Good Hair' in the track Sorry leads to intense speculation as to the identity of the woman Jay supposedly had a tryst with, with Rachel Roy and Rita Ora both named by fans.

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