Will the real ‘Becky’ please stand up? Please stand up!
On April 23, Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, and second visual album, Lemonade, on husband Jay-Z’s streaming service, Tidal. On the track “Sorry”, Bey calls out said Becky as the mystery mistress who supposedly came between the couple. The song calls out her lover for being unfaithful to her with a woman that she simply refers to as ‘Becky.’
Lemonade tells the story of a woman scorned by a cheating lover and is said to be an autobiographical reference to her marriage with rap mogul Jay-Z. Since the album’s release, the Beyhive (Beyoncé’s crew of devoted fans), have been endlessly searching for the answer to the question: Who is Becky with the good hair?
9. Rachel Roy
In May 2014, Beyoncé and Jay-Z attended the Met Gala together. A week later, a video of the infamous ‘elevator fight’ between Jay and Beyoncé’s sister Solange would be released via TMZ, causing a huge media frenzy. The fight was rumored to be about Jay’s alleged infidelity with designer, Rachel Roy.
Rachel Roy is a fashion designer who started her career in the 90’s at Rocawear , a company founded by Jay-Z and Roy’s future husband, Damon Dash. Dash and Roy married in 2005, but the marriage was short lived, the couple divorced in 2009.
The world was in shock that hip-hop king and queen were in relationship turmoil and Jay’s alleged cheating was put on blast.
The day after the Met Gala, Beyoncé posted a picture on her Instagram of her wearing a shirt with diseased R&B artist, Aaliyah… Is Bey calling someone out here? It is thought that the superstar had intended it as a swipe at Roy. Roy’s ex, Damon Dash, allegedly left her for Aaliyah.
When Beyoncé dropped Lemonade, the Beyhive immediately began a manhunt for this alleged “Becky.” Roy didn’t exactly help her case by posting a cryptic Instagram caption about “good hair” and citing past drama.
She received so much hate from the Beyhive that she deleted the Instagram post and followed up with this tweet: “I respect love, marriages, families, and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.” The tweet seems to say, in so many words, “I am not Becky.”