When Beyoncé dropped Lemonade, the internet spiraled into a frenzy trying to figure out the identity of “Becky with the good hair.” Many immediately speculated it was Rachel Roy, who is rumored to be in a longtime affair with Bey’s hubby Jay Z.
Following the Lemonade release, Rachel posted a photo on her instagram in which the caption referenced her “good hair.” Because the typical slang is “long hair don’t care” one may easily speculate she swapped the two adjectives intentionally as a response to Bey’s lyrics.
Well, always ready to protect their queen, the Beehive swarmed on Rachel Roy via social media.
Reported by People, Rachel addressed the Beyhive and speculations that she is the “Becky” that Beyoncé is referring to.
“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,” she said. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
Roy, 42, continued: “Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats. As a mother – and I know many mothers would agree – I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable.
“I would hope that the media sees the real issue here – the issue of cyber bullying – and how it should not be tolerated by anyone,” she said.
Via Twitter, Rachel posted the following:
Well, clearly she flipped the scenario to take a stand against bullying, attempting to turn lemons to lemonade.
So, who is “Becky with the good hair?” As guarded as Beyoncé and Jay Z are about the fine details of their private lives…everyone can only continue to speculate.