Dallasblack.com: Singer Makes Bold Accusations Of Sexism Against Jay-Z & Addresses 'Becky w/ The Good Hair' Rumors

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Singer Makes Bold Accusations Of Sexism Against Jay-Z & Addresses 'Becky w/ The Good Hair' Rumors

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Singer Makes Bold Accusations Of Sexism Against Jay-Z & Addresses 'Becky w/ The Good Hair' Rumors
It has been two years since Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Rita Ora went their separate ways in the midst of a now-settled legal dispute.

Maybe the dynamic just went sour?

Ha?

But Rita is now opening up about what went down behind-the-scenes. 

In a new interview with The Sun Times—which is titled “The Reinvention of Rita Ora”—she expresses that she feels sexism played a part in why she didn’t succeed at the label.

“I want to find the right word here, and maybe this is my interpretation,” she says of that period. “But I do feel I got discriminated against because I was a woman. I almost felt — maybe this is just my interpretation — I could have had a better chance if I’d been male.”


“Hey, all I want to say to that is, dude, if I were [Becky with the good hair], wouldn’t I actually have to have good hair?” she quipped, pointing to her extensions. “It’s all weave and extensions. And, I mean, Beyoncé? Omigod. She’s the nicest person, bestest person I have ever met in the whole industry. I’m not just saying that. I’d die for her. Nobody can ever say anything wrong about that woman in front of me. I get emotional just talking about it.”


Bet the Beyhive will have some thoughts on that.

Way back when, the songstress addressed long-swirling whispers that she was Jay’s mistress.

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

"Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life. You should know better than that … that’s just straight up disrespect. You can’t go there."


Oh and the "Not Becky" pin she wore to the Met Gala after-party was just a goof.


"That [pin] was a present from Katy Perry,” she claimed. "Maybe I was the only one seen wearing it, but there were others. 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."


So, what do you think? Is Rita right about sexism in the music industry?

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