‘Lemonade’ Has Fans Convinced Jay Z Cheated on Beyoncé With Rachel Roy
Beyoncé dropped an hour-long music video full of songs from her new album, “Lemonade,” last night — and it has most of the internet convinced that Jay Z cheated on her, specifically with designer Rachel Roy.
The entire “Lemonade” movie is basically a visual, musical journey through the mind of someone who’s been cheated on. Beyoncé is very explicit about the fact that these songs are being sung from the point of view of a victim of infidelity.
Take these lines from “Hold Up” for example:
Can’t you see there’s no other man above you?
What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you
And in “Don’t Hurt Yourself”:
Uh, this is your final warning
You know I give you life
If you try this shit again
You gon lose your wife
The spoken word portions of the visual album give even more clues. Plus, at the end, Beyoncé talks about forgiveness and giving love a second shot, with lines like, “My torturer became my remedy. So we’re gonna heal. We’re gonna start again.”
And pictures like these:
Some fans are aghast that Jay Z would have cheated on Beyoncé.
If Jay cheated on Beyoncé there is no hope for any of us ok
— sophie (@SophieTuthill) April 24, 2016
if jay cheated on beyoncé then i’m never trusting another man again
— LOVELACE (@kelytahhhh) April 24, 2016
— andreYONCÉ (@andreawhoo) April 24, 2016
Meanwhile, others are like, of course he cheated, what else do you think the elevator incident and every other sad song of Beyoncé’s has been about?
can’t believe y’all are just now realizing that jay cheated on beyonce..did y’all not hear resentment? did u not listen to the bday album?
— ️ (@MUVADON) April 24, 2016
Wendy Williams was on the case years ago TBH:
Pretty much anyone who’s a gossip and rumor junkie has known about the rumored Jay Z-Rachel Roy affair for a while — it even got some coverage in the tabloids. Still, some fans are in denial.
Beyoncé singing about CHEATING does not mean Jay cheated. Remember, her album is a voice for all women out there being cheated on.
— LEMONADE ON TIDAL (@rocbeyonce) April 24, 2016
Beyoncé also sang about being a single lady when she was happily married, so I’m not sure why you guys think Jay cheated on her.
— Naomi (@NaeSimon) April 24, 2016
Now here’s where shit gets really crazy: Rachel Roy actually posted an Instagram photo last night with a reference to one of the songs. In “Sorry,” Beyoncé sings, “You’d better call Becky with the good hair.” Fans have assumed Becky is Rachel — and Rachel apparently has, too. She posted an Instagram photo with the caption “Good hair don’t care” last night, according to The Shade Room, which grabbed a screenshot:
Rachel’s now being attacked by the Bey Hive and has since turned her Instagram to private, according to NYMag.
Oh, and Beyoncé fans are editing her Wikipedia page in hilarious ways — “Education: Sidehoe University.”
A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on
Thanks to the Bey Hive, Rachel Roy now thinks she’s being bullied, so pull out your tiny violin.
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
This fan had a pretty appropriate response:
— mayo (@Fridvy_) April 24, 2016
Like, what did you think was gonna happen?! SMDH.
No matter what went down between Beyoncé, Jay Z, and/or Rachel Roy, I think we can all agree that “Lemonade” is a masterpiece. And the fact that Beyoncé is using it to both rub her husband’s nose in his infidelity and actually make some money for his sometimes-flailing startup by releasing it on Tidal is the ultimate boss move.
Anyway, to cleanse your palate after all this drama, here’s a pic of Jay Z and Blue Ivy running around in the New Orleans Saints stadium now that they’re all living happily ever after.