Just when you thought the furore over Beyoncé’s new album had died down, this happens. The songwriter who collaborated with Queen B on her Lemonade album has come out of the woodwork to finally put those ‘Becky with the good hair’ rumors to bed.
In the song Sorry, which appears to be all about an unfaithful man (*cough* Jay-Z), the lyrics include lines like ‘today I regret that night I put that ring on / he always got them f**king excuses’, fans couldn’t stop talking about a mysterious woman referred to only as ‘Becky with the good hair’.
The exact lyric is ‘he only want me when I’m not there / he better call Becky with the good hair’. Fans went wild speculating about whom this person could be, and a few names were thrown into the ring. Fashion designer Rachel Roy experienced the wrath of Beyoncé’s beehive and even had her phone and emails hacked as a result. She was forced to repeatedly deny claims she was Becky.
After all that drama, the main songwriter behind Sorry, Diana Gordon, has come out to say that the song isn’t about one person. “I laughed, like this is so silly,” she said to Entertainment Weekly. “What day and age from that lyric do you get all of this information? Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are yet to speak out about what the album meant for their relationship, but have since been on a number of family vacations where they are looking as loved up and happy as ever. Makes you wonder whether Lemonade was a true representation of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship or if it was just a super smart way to generate album sales. Only time will tell.