Rachel Roy denies she’s ‘Becky with the good hair’
(CNN) — The Internet is obsessed with “Becky with the good hair,” but fashion designer Rachel Roy has come forth to deny that’s her.
Ever since Beyonce dropped her “Lemonade” album, fans have been obsessed with one of her lyrics. In the song “Sorry,” the superstar sings about infidelity and muses “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Whether the tune is autobiographical or not is up for debate, but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from trying to piece together who the lyric is referencing.
On Tuesday, Roy released a statement to People denying that it’s her.
“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,” Roy said in her statement. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
Roy is a longtime friend of Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z and the ex-wife of the rapper’s former business partner, Damon Dash. She was targeted by the Beyhive (as Beyonce’s devoted fans are known) after she posted a photo of herself and some friends with the caption “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens” hours after “Lemonade” premiered.
Roy has long been rumored to be the cause of the now famous altercation in the elevator between Jay Z and Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, but that’s never been confirmed.
The fashion designer said in her statement that, “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,” she said. “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.”
The Internet is also speculating that “Becky” could be British singer Rita Ora. In 2008, the singer signed with Roc Nation, the record label owned by Jay Z. She also made a cameo in his “Forever Young” music video the following year.
But what got fans buzzing was her recent appearance wearing a Gucci outfit Beyonce sported in her “Formation” music video and a Snapchat of Ora wearing a bra that featured lemons.
Needless to say, Beyonce fans took it personally and went after Ora, who is also an actress who will next be seen in the “50 Shades of Grey” sequel.
All of that, coupled with the fact that Ora posted a photo from the 1973 film “Ash Wednesday,” was enough to start tongues wagging. The film, starring Elizabeth Taylor, is about a women who undergoes plastic surgery in an attempt to save her marriage.