The visual album was released earlier this week
Rita Ora has been forced to take to Twitter after Beyoncé fans linked her with allegations of infidelity hinted at on her new visual album ‘Lemonade’.
The singer was targeted after she posted a picture of herself wearing underwear with a lemon pattern on Instagram. Many accused Ora of taunting Beyoncé by posting the picture. @avrillavince tweeted: “Jay Z cheated on beyonce for RITA ORA????????????????”
Another user, Theyoncé added: “How can you go cheat on Beyoncé for Rita Ora? like that’s literally the definition of throwing a diamond for a rock”.
But Ora, responded by tweeting: “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.”
‘Lemonade’ was made available exclusively through Tidal on Saturday night (April 23) after an hour-long HBO special of the same name was broadcast. The TV spectacular was made up of music videos and vignettes set to the new songs, which are thought to be about husband Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity.
Meanwhile, Azealia Banks has criticised Beyoncé over the visual album.
Following the record’s release, Banks took to Twitter to voice her opinion that the message on Beyoncé’s LP is anti-feminist and bad for fellow black women. She also accused the star of co-opting other artists’ ideas without giving due credit (“She’s a poacher. She’s a thief. Sisters don’t steal, sisters share”).
“Just six months ago you told every black girl in the industry to ‘bow down’ now you want to stick up for black folk lol,” Bank wrote, before adding: “Queens are supposed to lead, they don’t step on the spirits of the girls who come after them then to just try and take that same spirit”.
Banks also objected to Beyoncé perpetuating “this heartbroken black female narrative”, labelling it “the antithesis of what feminism is”.