Rita Ora refutes affair speculation with ‘idol’ Jay Z
Rita Ora has slammed speculations that she was having an affair with Jay Z, whom she says is her ‘idol’.music Updated: Sep 15, 2016 17:41 IST
Singer Rita Ora has clarified that she found it disrespectful to be rumoured of having an affair with her ‘idol’ Jay Z earlier this year.
Ora, 25, was speculated to be the “Becky with the good hair” mentioned by Jay Z’s wife Beyonce in what was believed to be references to her spouse being unfaithful in the lyrics from her visual album ‘Lemonade’ after she donned lemon-printed lingerie on Snapchat, and was spotted wearing a ‘Not Becky’ pin at a Met Ball party.
The singer, who recently left Jay’s Roc Nation label to sign a new deal with Atlantic, insists the two are her “idols” and she wants no part of any gossip, reported Female First.
“First and foremost, Jay Z is my inspiration and one of my idols -- lyrically, musically, business-wise. I still look up to him and his wife every day. Beyonce was one of my biggest idols growing up.
“That [pin] was a present from Katy Perry. 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.”