Since the album dropped, Rita has been accused of taunting Beyonce on her social media and now the star has insisted that the rumours are not true.
“I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false,” she wrote.
“I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
— Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) April 26, 2016
A source close to the star said: “Rita is absolutely mortified and really angry about the comments being made about her.
“She has received a lot of online abuse and it is completely unfounded.”
Ever since Beyonce dropped Lemonade this weekend, the Beyhive have been swarming and Rita has appeared to make herself a target.
Rita took to Snapchat days earlier, where she shared a picture of herself wearing a bra with two lemons on it and also what appeared to be a letter ‘J’ necklace.
While sources close to Rita blame it on coincidence, the singer yesterday posted a snap of the 1973 film Ash Wednesday starring Elizabeth Taylor – which tells the tale of a middle aged woman trying to save her crumbling marriage.
A photo posted by Rita Ora (@ritaora) on
Shortly after it was posted, Rita’s page was flooded with the bee emoji, marking the stamp that Beyonce’s fans had been there and were not happy.
“You’re really reaching Rita now yesterday you wanna wear the same dress Beyoncé wore in her video like really stop,” one angry fan commented on the Instagram post.
While another lashed out: “Go make a song or something you wack a** h** !! Stop trying to sleep your way to the top bc obviously it isn’t working (sic).”
Another fan argued: “If you want to hate someone, hate Jay-Z. If he really cheated on Beyonce’, it is him who betrayed her……”
But amid the comments, there were some people who accused the Beyhive of “bullying”.
“Beyhive is sad they’re ATTACKING EVERY PERSON BUT GRANDPA JAY-Z,” one added.
Rumours have been swirling that Rita – one of Jay Z’s former artists – is the mystery woman Beyonce refers to on her new visual album Lemonade and the singer, 25, hasn’t appeared to be doing anything to hush those claims – in fact, she’s doing a good job of making them worse.