She’s got good hair, but she’s not Becky. Rachel Roy has released a statement following the bullying she’s received over Beyoncé‘s new music. The fashion designer claims that she’s not the unfaithful woman named “Becky” that Queen Bey refers to in her song “Sorry.”
“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,” Roy, 42, says in the statement, via People. “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,” she continues. “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.”
As previously reported, the drama began when Beyoncé, 34, dropped visual album, Lemonade, on Saturday. On the track “Sorry” Beyoncé sings, “Middle fingers up, put them hands high. Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye … I ain’t thinking ’bout you … He better call Becky with the good hair.” Roy, who got her start as an intern at Jay Z‘s fashion label, Rocawear, later hinted in a now-deleted Instagram post that she was Becky.
“Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens,” Roy captioned the photo. She added via Twitter: “I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
Nevertheless, Roy received harsh comments from Beyoncé’s fans on her social media accounts. (She’s since made her Instagram page private.) Celebrity chef Rachael Ray, who was mistaken for Roy, also received backlash. On Monday, Roy canceled an event appearance due to a “personal emergency.”
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