Rita Ora addresses Beyoncé 'Becky' rumours

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Rita Ora has dismissed claims that she is 'Becky with the good hair'. The British singer took to Twitter on Tuesday night to set the record straight about speculation she is the mystery 'other woman' featured in Beyoncé's new album Lemonade.

"I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, there rumours are false," Rita wrote. “I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyoncé. Let's continue enjoying Lemonade."

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Rita Ora has denied claims that she is 'Becky with the good hair'

Beyoncé’s fiercely loyal fans – known as the Beyhive - believed Rita was sending a message to the superstar when she stepped out on Monday wearing the exact same outfit that Beyoncé wore in the video for one of the tracks on the album.

Adding fuel to the fire, Rita also posted a cryptic Snapchat just hours after the album release. Pictured in a sheer bra, the Body on Me singer protected her modesty with a couple of strategically placed lemons. And the Snap was reversed, meaning Rita's 'R' necklace looked like a 'J' – which fans mistakenly thought was a reference to Beyoncé's husband Jay Z.

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The British star said she had the 'upmost respect' for Beyoncé

It's not the first time Rita has been linked to her former label boss. In 2014 she was asked by a radio presenter how she felt about rumours she and Jay had hooked up.

An angered Rita responded: "Don't you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life. Yeah ‘cause that's just straight up disrespect. You can't even go there, that's just not a question."

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Rita was first romantically linked to Jay Z in 2014 - and angrily denied the allegations

Rita isn't the only person to have been linked to the controversy surrounding Beyoncé's new album. Rachel Roy was forced to release a statement this week in response to allegations that she was 'Becky'.

"I want to put the speculation and rumours to rest," she told People. "My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that."

Rachel added: "There is no validity that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumours."