Earlier this year, Rita Ora along with Rachelle Roy caught themselves in the dust storm after they both posted cryptic messages on social media hinting they were the woman Beyonce spoke about in her song. To make matters worse, Rita wore a Lemonade bikini before deleting the picture after getting dragged by the masses. Now Rita is opening up about the ordeal and points the finger at Katy Perry for being responsible for the pin she wore to an event that had “Not Becky” on it that caused an even bigger dust storm in the industry.
Via VANITY FAIR:
L.R.: Are you still friendly with Jay-Z?
R.O.: 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. Beyoncé was one of my biggest idols growing up.
L.R.: You—along with other women—were embroiled in the “Becky with the good hair” brouhaha after Beyoncé released Lemonade. You posted a photo of yourself on Snapchat wearing a bra with a lemon print from your clothing line, and you wore a “Not Becky” pin at a Met Ball after-party.
R.O.: 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.