Ja Rule thinks he knows who “Becky with the good hair” is. The rapper took to Twitter to tease fans about the infamous “Becky” referenced on Beyoncé’s new visual album, Lemonade.
The internet has been buzzing over the mystery woman who had an affair with Jay Z. Ja Rule, a Murder Inc. rapper who used to collaborate with Jay Z on songs like “Kill ‘Em All,” is teasing fans about who he thinks “Becky” is. In his cryptic tweet, he revealed that he had to spill the beans, but he surely didn’t spill those beans online.
Maaaan I got the 411 on who Becky wit the good hair is!!! I had to tell somebody…????
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 27, 2016
Ja Rule was a big name in the late ’90s and early 2000s. He was known for collaborating with R&B singer Ashanti on hit songs like “Always On time” and “What’s Luv.” Ashanti and Ja Rule first reunited for a Valentine’s Tour earlier this year. Now they’re in the middle of planning their next co-headlining tour as well as a new album that Ashanti will release by May, according to 4Music.com.
Since Ja Rule is collaborating with Ashanti, fans want to know if she’s “Becky with the good hair.” But is it really Ashanti? And if so, why would Ja spill the beans on his protégé? It was originally assumed that either Rachel Roy or Rita Ora who were the ones who ruined Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage. Since then, both ladies have denied the cheating rumors.
Roy became a victim of cyberbullying when she posted a now-deleted photo of herself with a friend on Instagram along with the phrase, “Good hair, don’t care.” The Beyhive swarmed over to Roy’s social media accounts to bash her and her family. Roy first took to Twitter to address the affair allegations.
But the cyberbullying got so bad that Roy had to place her Instagram account on private. Even her daughters were attacked on their own social media accounts. On Tuesday, Roy released a statement to People denying that she had any involvement in the couple’s marriage.
“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. 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. 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.”
The reason why Roy has been a major target is because she’s a longtime friend of Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, and is the ex-wife of the hip-hop mogul’s business partner, Damon Dash. She was also rumored to be the reason why Solange attacked Jay Z in the elevator at the 2014 Met Gala, but that important detail has never been confirmed.
Beyhive fans also went after Rita Ora, who posted a Snapchat photo of herself wearing a bra that featured lemons. She also stepped out in the same red Gucci outfit that Beyoncé wore in her “Formation” music video. Ora really got the Beyhive upset when she posted a now-deleted photo from the 1973 film Ash Wednesday starring Elizabeth Taylor, which is about a woman who undergoes plastic surgery in order to save her troubled marriage. Some fans think the post is a dig at Beyoncé’s track “Pretty Hurts,” off her self-titled album.
The then 19-year-old Ora first onto Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2008. The following year, she made a cameo in his “Forever Young” music video. Ora has released a statement on Twitter denying she’s the woman targeted on the album.
“I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
What are your thoughts? Do you think Ja Rule really knows who “Becky with the good hair” is, or do you think he’s trying to drum up attention with his upcoming tour? Sound off below in the comments section.
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