But those songs, like many other pop songs, have always stopped short of identifying the foolish or confirming if those people even existed.
Initially, it seemed that Becky and her good hair would be one of those amorphous ghosts — a placeholder for the wrath of Beyoncé's fans' ire, a cipher whose sole purpose is to be a lightning rod of anger, a universal punching bag. The album's first four songs and videos depict a howling, scalding rage, setting the bones for everything that follows.
In her new tune “Sorry,’’ released Saturday night as part of a new album, “Lemonade,” Beyoncé sings, “He only want me when I’m not there. Another wrote, “Becky’s gonna have her hair and the whole career gone.’’ The online back-and-forth prompted Roy — the ex-wife of music producer Damon Dash, Jay Z’s former business partner — to quickly change her Instagram account to private.
He better call Becky with the good hair.’’ Designer Rachel Roy, who has been linked to Jay Z in the past, then posted a grinning selfie on Instagram with the caption, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. “Becky” is often used as a slang term for a white “Valley girl” type and “good hair’’ is a black colloquialism for straight hair. But the designer then posted another message on Twitter that seemed to take on Bey once more. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind,” Roy wrote.
According to a verse on Lemonade, Becky was the other woman who the love of Beyoncé's life was cheating with.
During both her solo career and her years as a member of Destiny's Child, Beyoncé's music has often referenced the trifling, perhaps fictional, humans who have wronged her — from the man who would would max out a young Bey's card, give her bad credit, and buy her gifts with her own ends to the hater who said she couldn't breathe without him to the man who showed his ass and became the best thing Beyoncé never had.
Roy's post referenced a line in the song "Sorry" that itself referenced Jay's alleged mistress.
Roy’s relationship with Jay Z has fueled rumors for years and was alleged to be behind the infamous elevator scuffle between Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, and the rapper in 2014 after the Met Ball in Manhattan.
Music industry insiders say that Jay Z and Beyoncé may be reveling in the drama-fueled attention.
live in the light #nodramaqueens.”While the post is no longer available, some Instagram users did manage to screengrab it:#Becky with tha good hair aka #Rachel Roy knew God and Damn well what this post was going to do... The #beyhive is single handly gong to ruin #Rachel Roy.....😂 She done screwed up fa real.
#lemonade #loveyours #sidechicksunday #damondash #Solange Knowles #beyonce.