Tuesday 30 May 2017

Rita Ora and Beyonce pose for Met Gala 'Family' selfie... does this mean she's not 'Becky with the good hair'?

Rita Ora and Beyonce pose for a selfie backstage at the Met Gala 2016. Photo: Snapchat
Rita Ora and Beyonce pose for a selfie backstage at the Met Gala 2016. Photo: Snapchat

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Rita Ora has posed up a storm with Beyonce after she was accused of having an affair with the singer's husband Jay Z by her fans.

The pair took a selfie together while inside the star-studded 2016 Met Gala bash on Monday, which took place in New York City. The picture, which appeared to be taken on Snapchat, shows a smiling Beyonce alongside Rita, captioned 'Family'.

Rita Ora attends the
Rita Ora attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Rita and Beyonce's rumour squashing moment comes after the I Will Never Let You Down singer felt the wrath of the superstar’s fans when she was thought to be the "Becky" on Beyonce's Lemonade track Sorry.

In the song, Beyonce sings about how her unfaithful lover should call “Becky with the good hair”, which set fans on the trail of the alleged mystery mistress.

Beyonce attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Beyonce attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Rita then stirred the rumour mill when she stepped out two days after the record dropped, in a replica of Beyonce’s red and white Gucci outfit she wore in the video for Formation.

Then the 25-year-old singer became a target for the Beyhive after she posted a photo of herself in a bra adorned with lemons on Snapchat following the April 23 release of Beyonce's visual album, Lemonade.

Soon after Rita took to Twitter to deny she was the woman associated with the controversial lyrics.

“I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false,” Rita, who signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2008, tweeted several days after. “I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade."

Rita Ora and Beyonce pose for a selfie backstage at the Met Gala 2016. Photo: Snapchat
Rita Ora and Beyonce pose for a selfie backstage at the Met Gala 2016. Photo: Snapchat

Designer Rachel Roy was also pulled into the firing line, but spoke out to deny the claims.

Rita looked stunning in a silver, feather Vera Wang creation as she attended the fashion gala on Monday evening.

Singer Beyonce attends the
Singer Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

However Beyonce, who attended the event without husband Jay Z, stole the show in an impossibly tight, peach coloured, rubber dress studded with gems.

Rita Ora attends the
Rita Ora attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Rita Ora/Snapchat
Rita Ora/Snapchat
Jay Z and Rita Ora. Photo: Getty Images
Jay Z and Rita Ora. Photo: Getty Images

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