Rachel Roy denies being Jay Z’s ‘Becky with the good hair’

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Beyoncé’s new album, “Lemonade,” has furthered long running rumors that rap mogul Jay-Z cheated on the superstar during their marriage.  At the center of the most persistent of these rumors is fashion designer Rachel Roy, who many people believe to be “Becky with the good hair,” from the song “Sorry.”

The rumors were fueled over the weekend with a since-deleted Instagram post in which Roy wrote, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always…#nodramaqueens.”  Since her post Roy has seen serious backlash and is now speaking out against what she says is a horrible case of cyber-bullying.

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“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, then added, “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.”

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The 42-year-old fashion designer was once married to Jay-Z’s ex-business partner Damon Dash.  But the latest side chick speculation has already been redirected to former Roc Nation protégé, Rita Ora, who seems to be asking for more attention than Roy with her latest social media postings.

Days before the “Lemonade” album release, the singer posted a selfie wearing a see-through bra with lemons and a “J” initial necklace.  She also stepped out Monday wearing the same dress Beyoncé wore in her “Formation” video.

But the most buzzed about post was an Instagram photo of the Elizabeth Taylor movie poster “Ash Wednesday.”  The movie is about a middle-aged woman who gets plastic surgery in a desperate attempt to save her marriage.

Ora has since taken to Twitter to shut down speculation writing, “I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”


Hopefully this can in fact help shut down the speculation, so we can get back to the music.  Grio fam, what do you think?  How much does “Becky” matter and where should Jay-Z fall in this entire debate?  Hit us up in the comments and sound off!