Rachel Roy (no, not the famous chef who nails those 30-minute meals) is coming forward after being accused of having an affair with Jay Z in the release of Beyoncé’s visual album, "LEMONADE," where the songstress sings openly about adultery.
During the 'Apathy' portion of her HBO special, Queen Bey dropped the lyric, "He better call Becky with the good hair," in the song "Sorry." This was then followed by a now-deleted Instagram selfie posted by Roy, a 42-year-old fashion designer, that was captioned "Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens."
And with that, Roy became public enemy number one.
Beyoncé fans, known as the Beyhive, began targeting not only Roy, but also her 16-year-old daughter on Instagram in a quest to pinpoint if she truly is Becky. And their wrath was heavily felt by the family, forcing Roy to cancel an appearance on Monday due to a "personal emergency."
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
After sending a tweet stating her "respect" for "love, marriages, families and strength," Roy released a statement on Tuesday addressing cyberbullying and her denial of being "Becky with the Good Hair":
"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.
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."
Sure, a great statement in regards to bullying, but unfortunately for Rachel, whose Instagram is now set to private, the damage seems to be done.
And Roy isn't the only one the Beyhive is speculating as Becky — Rita Ora is also under fire after stepping out in a $1,890 Gucci silk skirt and matching $1,390 blouse that Bey wore in her "Formation" video. Ora then took to Snapchat to share an image of herself sporting a lemon bralette and a pendant necklace that oddly looks like like letter 'J.'
#BishStoleMyLook💅🏻: Oop as the #Beyhive has chosen #RitaOra as the second #BeckyWithTheGoodHair suspect (stinging her accordingly) they may also add outfit thief to her resume! She was recently spotted in the same #Gucci silk shirt and midi pleated skirt that #Beyonce wore in her #Formation video! Coincidence or nah? Anyways you know we have to ask #WhoWoreItBest!?
Rita Ora: Becky With The Good Hair! . . By now you've heard all about Beyonce's album and all the name calling that followed. Well, if you're #beyhive , then know that Rachel Roy is not "Becky with the good hair!" And no that does not exclude the possibility of Jay messing with Rachel; it just means Rachel is not as important to Jay Z as she'd like to think. . . Rita Ora is more likely to be Becky! And her picture points us in her direction. In this snapchat clip which she has deleted, Rita dons a yellow bikini embellished with lemonades! Guess whose album is named lemonade? And if you think that pendant was not intentionally flipped to look like a "J" maybe you need lesson 101 on how sidechicks roll! I don't see a twist in that chain. Rita knew what Bey's album would be called. The clues are too loud and one too may to be coincidence! . . There is a possibility that Jay is indeed in love with Rita and the bish knows her power. Too bad... Cos there aint gonna be two queen Beys! Over to you Beyhive. #lemonade #beyonce #jayz #ritaora #rachelroy #rihanna #bey #queenbey
Well, it looks like the investigation to find out who Becky truly is is not ending anytime soon.