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Rita Ora Addresses Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Lemonade: ‘I’m Just Not a Gossip Queen’

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Neilson Barnard—Getty Images Rita Ora attends Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at 99E 52d St. on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

“I still look up to him and his wife every day."

Rita Ora has addressed getting caught up in the discussion surrounding who Beyoncé could have been referencing as “Becky with the good hair” in her song, “Sorry” on Lemonade.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the singer, who wore a “Not Becky” pin to the afterparty following the Met Gala, explained that she is still friendly with Jay Z and Beyoncé and that she isn’t invested in the drama of the situation, but instead, in her music.

First and foremost, Jay Z is my inspiration and one of my idols—lyrically, musically, business-wise,” Ora said. “I still look up to him and his wife every day. Beyoncé was one of my biggest idols growing up…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.”

This isn’t the first time that Ora has been the center of a buzzy celebrity story; she also touched on her former relationship with Taylor Swift’s ex, Calvin Harris.

On that, Ora was also positive.

He’s very talented. . . . I have had a few dramas, haven’t I?”

Read the full interview at Vanity Fair.

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