Some fans suggested that the infamous 'Lemonade' lyric might have been written about Ora
Rita Ora has shared her thoughts on the speculation surrounding Beyoncé’s “Becky with the good hair” lyric, branding it “rude and disrespectful to women”.
Earlier this year some fans suggested that the infamous ‘Lemonade’ about marital infidelity might have been written about Ora, who was later seen wearing a “Not Becky” pin badge at a showbiz party in New York City.
“That [pin] was a present from Katy Perry,” Ora said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “Maybe I was the only one seen wearing it, but there were others. As for the rest of it, I’m oblivious, I’m just not the gossip queen. I find it incredibly rude and disrespectful to women in general [when] we get accused of something that’s basically against the important part – the music.”
During the interview, Ora also insisted that she still thinks fondly of Jay Z, despite leaving his Roc Nation label after a dispute earlier this year.
“First and foremost, Jay Z is my inspiration and one of my idols – lyrically, musically, business-wise,” she said. “I still look up to him and his wife every day. Beyoncé was one of my biggest idols growing up.”
Ora had previously addressed the “Becky with the good hair” rumours on Twitter in April, posting at the time: “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”