Is Becky just make-believe? “Sorry” songwriter Diana Gordon — formerly known as Wynter Gordon — finally explained the origin of Beyoncé’s controversial “Becky with the good hair” lyric in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Though the mysterious mistress mentioned in Queen Bey’s Lemonade track inspired the Beyhive to peg a handful of famous women as “Becky,” Gordon dismissed the rumors and suggested that the line was written about no one in particular.
“I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living?” Gordon told EW, brushing off the rumors. “I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information? Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?'”
As previously reported, upon Lemonade’s April 23 release, Bey’s devoted fans tirelessly tried to track down the infamous “Becky,” with whom the superstar’s husband, Jay Z, allegedly cheated. Celebrities such as Rachel Roy, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift were among those who were thought to be the hip-hop mogul’s side chick. While Swift, 26, remained mum on the subject, Roy, 42, and Ora, 25, both vehemently denied the rumors.
“There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors,” Roy said in an April 26 statement, while Ora wrote on Instagram the same day: “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false. I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
Asked about the “Formation” singer’s reaction to the immense buzz that “Sorry” created, Gordon admitted, “I don’t think she expected it.”
“The idea started in my mind but it’s not mine anymore. It was very funny and amusing to me to watch it spread over the world,” she shared with EW. “If it’s not going to be me saying it, and the one person in the world who can say it is Beyoncé, I was f–king happy. With Beyoncé, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her.”