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Calm down, BeyHive: Rita Ora isn't "Becky with the good hair."
Here's a quick refresher for anyone not up on the Beyoncé's Lemonade lingo: Jay-Z's wife references a woman named Becky in "Sorry," a song from her new album. Becky seems to be code for the other woman in a cheating scandal, and after Rita stepped out wearing an outfit like the one Beyoncé wore in her "Formation" music video, some fans began to speculate that she could've caused a relationship rift in the past.
The "Body on Me" singer, who also sported lemon lingerie within a day of Bey's visual album release, wanted to set the record straight, though, so naturally, she took to Twitter. "I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, there rumors are false," wrote Rita. "I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let's continue enjoying Lemonade."
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Rita's not the only gal the Beyhive pegged as Bey's possible Becky, though: Designer Rachel Roy found herself swarmed by angry fans online, too. Rachel reportedly spurred the now infamous Solange and Jay Z elector scene back in 2014, and within hours of Lemonade's release over the weekend, she seemingly alluded to a "Sorry" lyric in her Instagram photo caption.
"Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always," wrote the designer (who later delated the post). "Live in the light #nodramaqueens"
Beyoncé's loyal fans interpreted Rachel's caption to be a hint that she might be Becky, and the Beyhive let her know they were't happy. After deleting her initial post, Rachel took to Twitter. "I respect love, marriages, families and strength," she wrote. "What shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind."
On Monday night, the designer pulled out of a scheduled appearance at a "Mastering Your Métier" event in New York City due "to a personal emergency." Unlike Rita, she's yet to refute the claims directly or address the rumors head on.