Rachel Roy & Rita Ora Deny Being “Becky With The Good Hair” From Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’
UPDATE: Rita Ora has also publicly denied being the “Becky” referenced in Lemonade‘s “Sorry.”
It’s official: Rachel Roy denies that she is “Becky with the good hair” mentioned in Beyoncé‘s new album.
“My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that,” the fashion designer said in a statement to People. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
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Hours after Beyoncé’s Lemonade made its TV debut on HBO, then premiered for streaming on Tidal, Rachel had posted a snapshot with a pal to Instagram. Its caption read, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always.”
She has since deleted that post, after having been bombarded on social media by the Beyhive.
“Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats,” Rachel says to PEOPLE. “As a mother — and I know many mothers would agree — I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable.”
Because of the fervor surrounding Lemonade, with Rachel’s Instagram post in the mix, people have been scurrying to figure out exactly who “Becky with the good hair” could be. The latest suspect is Rita Ora, who wore a lemon-themed bra and a “J” necklace on Snapchat.