Beyoncé has certainly taken the world by storm with her recently released Lemonade album, but there’s at least one person who doesn’t buy all the rumors sparked by the album’s release.
Riri is a long-time friend of Jay-Z, and as such, believes she knows him fairly well. And according to an unnamed source for Hollywood Life, Rihanna doesn’t believe that Jay-Z has ever cheated on his wife.
“Rihanna loves Beyoncé and respects her as a woman, friend and an artist. The same goes for Jay. He’s been nothing but loyal to Rihanna over the years and a true gentleman and she thinks the fans are giving him a raw deal over Lemonade.”
Admittedly, Rihanna and Beyoncé haven’t always been the best of friends, and in 2014, there were several rumors indicating that Jay may have cheated on Beyoncé with Rihanna herself. In fact, there was even speculation that Rihanna may have been the cause of the infamous elevator fight between Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles.
In Lemonade, which Beyoncé released via HBO on Saturday, Queen Bey sings about a woman dealing with the infidelity of her husband. The theme is carried throughout the entire visual album, with Beyonce bringing up the topic on eight songs.
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The lyric that has caused the most controversy is about a woman named Becky. In “Sorry,” Beyoncé sings the lyrics “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” It’s been the most discussed line from her album, with media outlets and fans speculating about just who Becky could be. Fashion designer Rachel Roy and singer Rita Ora have been mentioned as possibilities. Rihanna’s name has been included among those who could be Becky, as well.
But according to the source for Hollywood Life, Rihanna is not Becky with the good hair, and in fact, the “Disturbia” singer doesn’t believe Becky even exists.
“Ri loves that man to pieces and doesn’t believe he has it in him to cheat. He’s a family man, who loves his wife and that beautiful girl of his,” the Hollywood Life source said. “Like everybody else, Rihanna’s an outsider looking in. And from her vantage point, she’d love a man like Jay Z in her life. He’s the boss of all bosses; mature, educated and very suave. She places him on a pedestal and believes he’s committed to Bey.”
That could be the case, but if what the source said is true, it seems as if Rihanna could be the last person to believe Lemonade wasn’t about Jay-Z cheating. In fact, Page Six indicated on Tuesday that Becky with the good hair isn’t just one woman, but a compilation of women who Jay-Z cheated on Beyoncé with throughout the years.
” ‘Becky’ is a composite of women Jay Z was rumored to have had liaisons with earlier in their relationship — but he’s since changed his ways.”
A Page Six source added that “I don’t think Beyoncé is calling out one girl. It is many girls. The rumors have been around for years.”
The news website went on to report that Jay-Z cleaned up his act once his daughter, Blue Ivy, was born.
“Jay is now a great husband, and this is in the past. They went through a rocky patch but things are good again. The video is about finally coming to terms with her strength and their love.”
The ending of Beyoncé’s Lemonade lends credibility to this theory, as the end of the visual album shows the man kissing the woman’s feet as they make up.
If that rumor is true, Rihanna’s belief in Jay-Z faithfulness could be way off base.
What do you think? Do you think Rihanna is right to believe that the Jay-Z cheating rumors generated from Beyoncé’s Lemonade album are incorrect? Do you think Beyoncé was simply using a form a creative artistry when she made her Lemonade masterpiece? Why or why not?
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