Rumours surfaced alleging the Umbrella beauty was more than just the rapper's business acquaintance when she first made it into the industry.
And even Rihanna's close friends in her native Barbados believed she'd jumped into bed with Jay-Z to seal the deal - but she insists she was never romantic with the hip-hop star.
She says, "It was like: 'Of course she had to give Jay-Z oral sex to get that deal.' That rumour was everywhere in Barbados and it was so disgusting. It made me feel really weird. I would even be weird around Jay-Z. I wouldn't be able to look him in the eye."One day, he called and he was like, 'Yo, you can't buy into these rumours. You can't let people move you with anything they say.' The rumours got very funny to me after that.