If the Internet has taught us anything this week, it’s that you don’t mess with Beyoncé. In case you’re living under a rock, I’ll fill you in: Beyoncé released a full-length album over the weekend called “Lemonade” (you know, the thing you make when life gives you lemons). On the album, she addresses a lot of infidelity, which we can only assume is derived from her husband, Jay Z.
(Quick side note: I still don’t understand how Beyonce put an album out trashing her husband exclusively on a music service that he owns. Something doesn’t quite add up here and I have a hunch they’re kicking back and counting their millions while we whisper about their relationship. Either way, good for them.)
On one song, Beyonce references “Becky with the good hair” as the other girl. For whatever reason, the Internet has narrowed “Becky with the good hair” down to Rachel Roy, a 42-year old fashion designer from New York. Roy posted a picture on Instagram after “Lemonade” came out with the caption “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies or self truths always,” and added “#nodramaqueens.”
Roy was previously married to a business associate of Jay-Z and there were rumors that the infamous elevator fight between Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, and Jay somehow involved Roy.
After people began connecting her with Becky, she posted the following tweet that seemingly denies that she and Jay-Z had a relationship:
I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.— Rachel Roy (@Rachel_Roy) April 24, 2016
She also gave a statement to People where she explicitly stated that she is not “Becky” from the song lyrics. She said the following:
I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that. There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.
She also discussed the the harsh comments and threats made by Beyoncé fans as a result of the rumors.
If you’re wondering what Rachel looks like, here are a few pics form her Instagram. Just keep in mind there’s almost nothing that actually suggsts her and Jay-Z ever had an affair
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