Rita Ora Slams Beyonce 'Lemonade' Rumors, Says She Has The 'Utmost Respect' For the Singer

by Rachel Maresca 12:05 PM PDT, April 26, 2016
Playing Rita Ora Slams Beyonce 'Lemonade' Rumors, Says She Has The 'Utmost Respect' For the Singer

Rita Ora just wants to enjoy Beyonce's Lemonade like everyone else.

"I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false," the singer tweeted Tuesday in response to the speculation that she may have had an affair with Bey's rapper hubby Jay Z and could possibly be "Becky with the good hair," which is a viral standout lyric from Beyonce's new track, "Sorry."

WATCH: Rita Ora Enrages Beyhive: Singer Wears Lemon-Themed Lingerie, Copies Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Outfit

"I have nothing but the [utmost] respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade," she added, praising her fellow artist.

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Beyonce's loyal Beyhive zeroed in on Ora when she was seen wearing lemon-themed lingerie in a Snapchat photo days before the Lemonade special aired on HBO. Ora only added more fuel to the fire when she stepped out Monday wearing the exact same outfit Blue Ivy's mama rocks in her music video "Formation."

Fans took her choice in clothes to mean she might be sending a subtle message to Mrs. Carter.

"The bra photo is purely coincidental with lemons," a source close to Ora told ET, noting it was designed by Ora herself for her underwear line with the brand Tezenis.

Designer Rachel Roy also felt the sting from the Beyhive after she seemed to reference the “Becky with the good hair” lyric, captioning a now-deleted Instagram post, "good hair, don't care" late Saturday night.

"I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that," Roy tells ET in a statement.

WATCH: Rachel Roy Denies She's Beyonce's 'Becky With the Good Hair': My Instagram Post Was 'Misunderstood'

"There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors."

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