Ever since Beyoncé’s latest album dropped, the Beyhive wants to know: Did Jay Z cheat on Beyoncé with Rachel Roy?
The “Single Ladies” singer has set the media world on fire with her recent release of her new album, Lemonade, which talks about themes of betrayal as well as forgiveness among other things. But the most important take-away mystery seems to be the identity of “Becky with the good hair.” Shortly after the release of the hour-long music video on HBO, designer Rachel Roy posted a comment on Instagram about having good hair. It was immediately deleted, but not before the Beyhive got a hold of it, and soon, a swarm of insults was directed at Roy all over social media.
“Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always [sic],” she captioned the now-deleted picture of herself with a friend. “Live in the light #nodramaqueens [sic].”
Roy has finally released a statement to People magazine denying the rumors and addressed the real issue is cyber bullying, referring to her treatment by Beyoncé fans.
“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,” she said. “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,” she continued. “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.”
Hopefully Roy’s message satisfies fans who also have come to the conclusion that Roy and Jay Z were the reason behind Solange Knowles fighting Jay Z in the elevator at the Met Gala after party back in 2014.
Before harassing Roy, the Beyhive’s more angered members also burned celebrity chef Rachel Ray for the alleged affair with Jay Z, clearly mistaking her for Roy thanks to their eerily similar names. Ray’s social media feeds were flooded with insults and plenty of shade. Ray’s Instagram response was filled with a picture, captioned with lemon-centered recipes: “Shake up your Sunday with @ChefDPhillips’ lemon shake-up with lemonade lavender ice cubes.” “#RachaelRay #RachaelRayShow [sic].” Did you feel that shade too?
No official comment has been made by Beyoncé or Jay Z, making everyone thirsty for answers. Let’s hope the Beyhive has settled down before continuing to march on their queen’s behalf.