After what had to be a pretty stressful barrage of social-media attacks on Monday, fashion designer Rachel Roy has officially denied being “Becky with the good hair” from Beyonce’s new song.
“Becky” is a mysterious person that was referenced on Beyonce’s new album called “Lemonade,” which released this week. The album dropped after the popular performer released a visual album on HBO and it is now available online.
Since the album’s release, fans have been trying to figure out who Beyonce referenced in one of her songs. This “Becky” character is surrounded in mystery, and it is leading fans to speculate that Jay Z cheated on Beyonce. It could be entirely fictional, but that hasn’t stopped fans from wanting to know who it was with (assuming it happened at all).
With all of that mystery and speculation building up, it only took one moment for fans to start attacking Rachel Roy on social-media, in what quickly became an avalanche of insults and threats.
On Saturday Roy posted an Instagram picture that stirred the pot. Roy’s picture stated “Sorry,” and she sings, “He only want me when I’m not there, he better call Becky with the good hair.”
While that may have been in good fun to celebrate the song’s lyrics, that’s all it took to caused the backlash with Beyonce’s fans.
“I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest,” she said in a statement to People earlier today. “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.”
“Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats,” Roy continued. “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.”
In a picture that has now been deleted, the caption read, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
On Twitter Roy told her followers, “I respect love, marriages, families and strength,” she wrote. “What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”