Rita Ora is the latest to fall victim of the “Becky with the good hair” witch hunt. The 25-year-old first provoked the Beyhive on Monday after sporting a revealing, lemon-patched bikini top in a Snapchat from April 21. The conspiracy theory was furthered by what appeared to be a “J” initial necklace around her neck, though Ora fans soon came to her defense, pointing out it was the flipped over “R” chain that she’s been seen wearing recently.
Though it can only be assumed Ora was deliberately stoking the flames, she stepped out in West Hollywood on Tuesday in the same Gucci look that Beyoncé wore in the “Formation” music video. The ensemble — a $1,890 red silk print blouse and matching skirt from Alessandro’s Michele’s spring collection — was first seen post-runway on Beyoncé when she straddled a police car in the viral video.
Ora is the latest star to feel the wrath of the Beyhive. First it was designer Rachel Roy — well, really, first it was poor Rachael Ray, the innocent daytime TV chef who got swept up in a case of mistaken identity — and has some strange Instagram comments to prove it. But once the Beyhive sorted their letters out, Roy was forced to make her social media private, then reopen it with a select image taken down after many interpreted her posts to be acknowledgement of an affair with Jay Z.
Hours later — things are moving quickly here — Ora was the suspected “Becky.” Ora has been signed to Jay Z’s label Roc Nation and has been considered his protégé. Strangely, she sued the label in December 2015 and was then sued in return by Roc Nation in February.