Following her HBO special Lemonade, Beyoncé released her sixth studio album of the same title on Tidal. A quick listen to the album shows the arc of a straining relationship that is affected by infidelity, jealousy, and forgiveness.
One of the fan favorite lyrics come from the track “Sorry,” where Beyonce sings the lines, “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” For the BeyHive, all fingers seem to point to fashion designer Rachel Roy, who has previously been rumored to be implicated in the elevator drama between Jay Z and Solange at the Met Gala in 2014.
Following the premiere of Lemonade, Roy posted a photo to Instagram that was captioned, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.” Her Instagram account has since been set to private.
Bey’s fans swarmed with lemonade and bee emojis accusing Roy of being “Becky with the good hair.” According to NY Mag, Roy’s Wikipedia page endured a copious amount of malicious edits. Her page appears to have been edited 182 times between 9:09 and 10:21 ET. Her name was even changed to “Rachel Roach” and “Dusty Side Hoe that died under a lemonade stand.”
Defending herself, Roy tweeted, “I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
On a more hilarious note, because of the similarity of their names, Rachael Ray’s Instagram account has also been bombarded with droves of lemons and bee emojis.