Ever since Beyoncé released Lemonade on Saturday (April 23), the world has been obsessed with identifying “Becky with the Good Hair,” the illusive mistress described in the song “Sorry” (who Jay Z *allegedly* messed with). Fans jumped on Rachel Roy as a possible “Becky” after the fashion designer posted (and deleted) a photo praising her own “good hair.”
But now that theory is out the window. Roy released a statement to People dismissing rumors she is the girl Bey calls out in “Sorry.”
“There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors,” she told the magazine. There you have it, folks: Roy is not “Becky with the Good Hair”–according to her, at least.
So, what was the deal with that poorly-timed photo? “My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that,” she said.
“Misunderstood” is the understatement of the year. Bey fans attacked Roy hard on social media, and she is not cool with it. “Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats,” she said. “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 echoed this sentiment on Twitter April 24, shortly after the BeyHive accused her of being “Becky.”
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
Looks like it’s back to the drawing board. Our money is still on this mannequin head.
In other Bey news, we tried a few items from her Ivy Park collection and loved them! Get the details in the video below.