Rihanna admits that all the speculation from earlier in her career that she was having an affair with Jay-Z had a deep effect on her, and spills the beans on how she was able to overcome reading nasty rumours about herself in the tabloids.

“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,” the singer says, according to Yahoo! News.

But advice from Jay-Z himself was what helped her move past all the press.

“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,’” she remembers. “The rumours got very funny to me after that.”