Rachel Roy Just Released a Statement on the Becky Issue
After three days of speculation and a shitload of lemon emojis, Rachel Roy has released a statement asserting that nothing in “Lemonade” refers to her.
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.
The conspiracy theorist in us wants to point out that Rachel never explicitly denies hooking up with Jay — she just says “the song” doesn’t “reference [her] personally.”
But we are too classy for that, so we’ll just repeat the fact that none of this is our business and people need to stop dragging women like Rachel, Monica Lewinsky, and now Rita Ora for Jay Z’s perceived infidelity.
The drama started on Saturday night, when Beyoncé released her new album, “Lemonade,” along with an hourlong visual component on HBO. In the album and the video, she makes repeated allusions to infidelity, with lines like, “Are you cheating on me?” “You gon’ lose your wife,” and more.
In one of the songs, “Sorry,” she ends by urging, “You’d better call Becky with the good hair.” People have taken this to mean that Jay Z cheated on her, and “Becky” is the pseudonym for his mistress.
Meanwhile, shortly after “Lemonade” debuted, Rachel Roy deployed quite an ill-advised Instagram post with the caption, “good hair don’t care.”
People flipped out and assumed Rachel had hooked up with Jay Z. Adding fuel to the fire, Rachel was rumored to be the cause of Jay Z and Solange’s infamous elevator fight after the 2014 Met Ball.
Since the whole thing began, Rachel’s been getting some major heat from the Beyhive — she even claims that she and her daughters have received physical threats, as mentioned in her statement.
But she’s not the only woman being dragged. Monica Lewinsky is also being roundly mocked by the deranged Hive since she made the mistake of tweeting a joke about “Lemonade” in reference to her unwanted cameo on Beyoncé’s last album in the song “Drunk in Love.” Good thing she invented a line of anti-bullying emojis last week.
Rita Ora is also now being targeted as a possible mistress, with people convinced that she’s been dropping visual clues thanks to her decision to wear a lemon bra on Snapchat, and later, a Gucci dress identical to the one Beyoncé wears in the “Formation” video.
Oh, and in a hilarious twist, TV chef Rachael Ray has also been targeted, because some members of the Beyhive apparently can’t read.
You might have noticed something all of these people have in common, though. Well, two things: they’re all women and none of them is Jay Z, the person who actually did the alleged cheating. Funny how that works.