Rachel Roy Cancels Event Appearance Due to a ‘Personal Emergency’ Amid Controversy With Beyonce

Is she hiding from the Beyhive? Rachel Roy pulled out of an event scheduled for Monday, April 25, due to a “personal emergency” amid speculation that she is referenced in a track on Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade.

The fashion designer, 42, was scheduled to speak at a seminar for people in creative industries, Mastering Your Métier, organized by NeueHouse in New York City.

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“Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event. Our apologies for any inconvenience,” an event rep told Us Weekly hours before the conference.

Over the weekend, Roy was bullied and criticized by Beyoncé fans who believe the pop superstar, 34, alluded to the stylist in her track “Sorry,” which slams a lover for being unfaithful with a woman who she calls “Becky.” Beyoncé, who is married to Jay Z, sings in the track, “He better call Becky with the good hair.”

Shortly after the album dropped, Roy hinted in a cryptic, now-deleted Instagram post that she may be the woman Beyoncé was referring to in the song by mentioning “good hair don’t care.” Rumors swirled back in 2014 that Roy was the cause of the mysterious elevator fight between Jay Z, 46, and Solange Knowles.

Beyoncé’s dedicated fans immediately flooded Roy’s social media with terrible comments and lemon emojis, causing the designer to make her Instagram page private and remove her post. 

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