It may not be good for any rapper’s bad-boy image to get off the hook, but it seems that Jay Z may be innocent and did not boink Rihanna behind Beyoncé’s back. Ginger Clam is heartily disappointed.

Rihanna’s ex-publicist, Jonathan Hay, has come clean and admitted he was the one who made the story up. What a naughty little scamp.

With Jay Z’s boot mark freshly imprinted on his ass, Hay told the New York Daily news: “I apologised to her… this whole thing is very awkward.”

Yes, Jonathan, it is. Particularly because Beyoncé apparently booted Jay Z out of their marital home for a year on the back of the allegations.

Author J. Randy Taraborrelli detailed in his recent unauthorised biography, Becoming Beyoncé, that Jay Z’s hot blooded wife believed the rumours and ripped the rapper a new a-hole.

Perhaps the whooping Mr Z infamously received from Beyoncé’s sister Solange in an elevator was not entirely without motive.

Taraborrelli also claims that work pressure forced the couple apart, albeit temporarily. We don’t really give a flying toss, but the author says:

“He felt that she was too concerned with [work] and overwhelmed by it… She also had a tendency to become moody and defensive when under great work pressure, and it had begun to drive a wedge between her and Jay. The two broke up for a time during that year. She flat-out told him she needed a break.”

Meanwhile, Hay blames a desperation to kickstart Rihanna’s career for the false story. With his withered balls in his hand he told Inside Edition: “I was desperate at the time because I wanted to have a hit record. We were young and stupid.”

Let’s hope he’s not now old and stupid for spilling the beans. Jay Z may well plan to make remove his scrotum and make a nice tasty omelette.

The rapper may have 99 bitches, but unfortunately Rihanna ain’t one.

* You can keep up with latest entertainment news at, where there are hundreds of free TV channels.

You might also like to read:

ITV: One Direction need a break, says Simon Cowell

Belfast Live: Why did Liam go sick?

Ginger Clam: Is this the beginning of the end for One Direction?