Is Fashion Designer Rachel Roy 'Becky With the Good Hair' from Beyoncé's Lemonade?

After the release of Beyoncé’s sixth studio album Lemonade, we can say we have all now learned this: hell hath no fury like Beyoncé, but hell also hath no fury like Becky with the good hair—especially if you’re fashion designer Rachel Roy, and especially if you made a quasi-confession on social media about once having an affair with rapper Jay Z.

In an Instagram Roy posted to her account the night of Bey’s Lemonade premiere, Roy seemingly made an allusion to being one of Jay Z’s inamoratas by invoking her “good hair.” The description appears to be a reference to the Lemonade track “Sorry,” a song about a husband’s affair and an ensuing confrontation and rebuttal, which has a line about “Becky with the good hair.”


The album itself is thought to be a chronicle of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage and subsequent marital strife, which more or less red-flagged Roy’s post and gave the Internet denizens an immediate cause for suspicion.

“Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens,” read the caption of the ‘gram. The post has since been deleted.

To give Roy’s confession a bit more context, here are the lyrics Queen Bey opens with in a spoken word monologue in another song, titled “Apathy”:

“So what are you gonna say at my funeral now that you’ve killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children both living and dead. Rest in peace my true love, who I took for granted. Most bomb pussy, who because of me sleep evaded. Her shroud is loneliness, her god was listening. Her heaven will be a love without betrayal. Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks.”


No one wins in this situation, really.

According to other news sources, Roy was apparently the driving force behind the now infamous confrontation between Jay Z and Solange Knowles, which took place in an elevator after the 2014 Met Ball.


“Solange was defending Beyoncé in the elevator because Solange finds Jay’s friendship with Rachel to be WAY too close for comfort and it makes Solange very uncomfortable,” an unnamed source said in an exclusive with Hollywood Life. “Beyoncé also confronted Rachel and said, ‘Don’t talk to my sister like that,’ after [Rachel] confronted Solange.”

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