Beyonce has a new album out called Lemonade, but if you’ve been on the internet during the last 24 hours, you may be wondering why her legion of fans, known as the Beyhive, is going after fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Hollywood Life reports that Beyonce fans hacked Rachel Roy’s Wikipedia page and made some really scandalous changes. The reason: It looks like many fans believe that Rachel is the “Becky with the good hair” that Beyonce mentions in her new song “Sorry.” In the song, “Becky” is a reference to the woman many assume Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with.
On the hacked Wikipedia page, Rachel Roy’s bio read that she is “famously known as Becky with the Good Hair in Beyonce’s latest visual album, Lemonade. Sad.” What’s even more shocking is that the date of her death was listed as April 23, 2016, the same day that Beyonce premiered her visual album on HBO. The Bey Hive also added that the location of her death was under a lemonade stand and added “I’m a dusty side hoe” as the caption of the picture on her Wikipedia page.
The insults didn’t just stop at Wikipedia. Rachel Roy also felt the Bey Hive’s wrath on Instagram and Twitter.
Rachel Roy where you at mama?!????????????? pic.twitter.com/3DWx6iwt5k
— Viva La Lisa (@vivalalisa23) April 24, 2016
Rachel Roy mentions in shambles this morning
— Hadi aka Hadisworld (@hadisworld) April 24, 2016
Me when I find out where Rachel Roy stay at pic.twitter.com/qAgrmFNpoH
— Stanley Yelnats IV (@weava15) April 24, 2016
According to Cosmopolitan, the fashion designer made her Instagram page private after receiving some very hateful Instagram comments on a recent picture.
But that picture could be the reason why Beyonce fans think she is “Becky with the good hair.”
Cosmopolitan reports that not long after Lemonade dropped, Roy posted a selfie with the caption, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
Pretty soon, the Beyhive was dropping lemon and bee emojis all over her timeline, and the insulting comments soon followed. Rachel Roy deleted the picture and soon made her Instagram account private.
This isn’t the first time that Rachel Roy has been rumored to be Jay Z’s mistress. Her name was last linked to him around the time the infamous elevator footage came out. If you don’t remember, in 2014, TMZ released footage showing Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s younger sister, fighting Jay Z and having to be held back by Beyonce’s bodyguard, Julius. Beyonce stood back during the fight and did not take sides. Rachel Roy is the ex-wife of Jay Z’s former business partner, Damon Dash. The incident happened at the 2014 Met Gala.
There were rumors that Solange shouted at Rachel Roy at the Met Gala that night. Hollywood Life reported at the time that Solange was incensed by the interaction between Rachel Roy and Jay Z crossed the line.
“Rachel Roy came up to [Solange] in a confrontational way earlier in the night,” a source from to Solange’s camp reportedly told Hollywood Life. “But they’ve had a long-standing feud. It turns out this ruined the whole night.”
Apparently, that just caused tension to bubble up and led to the explosion that happened in the elevator that night.
“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 alleged source said to Hollywood Life. “Beyoncé also confronted Rachel and said, ‘Don’t talk to my sister like that,’ after [Rachel] confronted Solange.”
Lemonade seems to center around turmoil in the relationship between Beyonce and Jay Z. Many of the lyrics and visuals are brutally honest and give us an inside glimpse into the personal life of the notoriously private superstar.
Here’s a list of some of the lyrics that will make you think that there’s trouble in the Carters’ paradise.
- “Tonight I regret the night I put that ring on.” (“Sorry”)
- “You can taste the dishonesty / It’s on your breath as you pass it off so cavalier.” (“Pray You Catch Me”)
- “I am the dragon breathing fire / Beautiful man, I’m the lion / Beautiful man, I know you’re lying.” (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”)
- “He only want me when I’m not on there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” (“Sorry”)
Lemonade is currently only available on TIDAL.
[Photo of Beyonce by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images – Photo of Rachel Roy by Neilson Barnard/ Getty Images]