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Rita Ora slams affair speculation

Rita Ora slams affair speculation

Rita Ora found it "rude" and "disrespectful" to be accused of having an affair with Jay Z.

The 25-year-old singer was speculated to be the "Becky with the good hair" mentioned by the rapper's wife Beyoncé 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 shortly after the record dropped, and was spotted wearing a 'Not Becky' pin at a Met Ball after-party.

But Rita - who recently left Jay's Roc Nation label to sign a new deal with Atlantic - insists the couple are her "idols" and she wants no part of any gossip.

She said: "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.

"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."

Meanwhile, the 'America's Next Top Model' host admitted she has had a "few dramas" when it comes to her own love life - such as when former boyfriend Calvin Harris blocked her from performing 'I Will Never Let You Down', a track he wrote for her - and has learned not to be so public about her relationships.

She told Vanity Fair magazine: "[Calvin is] very talented... I have had a few dramas, haven't I? I think in general I've learned my lesson to not talk about relationships and gossip because I've been at the center of it a few times and it's not worth it.

"And I have been heartbroken... just once. Love is so great, but it also can be the most dangerous thing on planet earth. People do crazy things when it comes to jealousy and love."