Fashion designer Rachel Roy has denied being “Becky with the good hair,” a person referenced on Beyonce’s new album “Lemonade” that has led to speculation Jay Z cheated with Roy on Queen Bey.
Roy posted an Instagram on Saturday that many said referenced Beyonce’s song, “Sorry,” in which she sings, “He only want me when I’m not there, he better call Becky with the good hair.”
“I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest,” she said in a statement to People. “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,” Roy added in her statement. “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.”
Roy captioned the infamous, now-deleted picture Saturday: “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
The 42-year-old took to Twitter to defend herself on Sunday after Beyonce fans began lashing out at her.
“I respect love, marriages, families and strength,” she wrote. “What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”