Rita Ora fuels speculation she’s ‘Becky’ from Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade,’ not Rachel Roy
UPDATE 1:20 p.m. ET: Rita Ora tweeted out her “respect” for Beyoncé.
Ever since Beyoncé dropped her surprise album Lemonade over the weekend, her fans (playfully dubbed “The Beyhive”) and gossiphounds around the world have been speculating on who “Becky” is.
Amid apparent themes of infidelity on Lemonade, Beyoncé sings about “Becky with the good hair” as one of the “side pieces” who allegedly cheated with her husband, music mogul Jay Z.
At first, it was believed that Becky was designer Rachel Roy, who was mistaken for celebrity chef Rachael Ray in an identity mix-up (due to the similarity of their names). Ray and Roy were bombarded with hate tweets and messages from the Beyhive until the matter was cleared up after Roy tweeted about her respect for the sanctity of marriage.
While some still didn’t believe Roy was entirely innocent of the accusations, fans’ attention has now shifted to British singer Rita Ora, who posted a photo of herself wearing a bikini with lemons on it. Instagram user The Tea Room Naija reposted with her own analysis.
It didn’t help matters that Ora appeared on Monday in the exact same outfit that Beyoncé wore in her Formation video.
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You can also see that Ora is wearing the same letter necklace visible in the Instagram photo, but it seems to be an “R” instead of an “J.” (Many people have pointed out, however, that the necklace is flipped because it’s a selfie, not because she’s referring to Jay Z.)
Interestingly, Ora was thought of as Jay Z’s protégé when he signed her to Roc Nation in 2008. She filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation in December, saying that the music label failed to support her career.Follow @CJancelewicz
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