Since Saturday night, the internet has been in full-on investigative mode attempting to uncover who exactly is the mysterious “Becky with the good hair” Beyoncé sings of in Lemonade. Within hours of the premiere, we thought we had a lock with Rachel Roy, a stylist alleged to have been the cause of the infamous Elevator Incident and who captioned a photo “good hair, don’t care.” But now, after days of online attacks, Roy has told People that she is not the Becky in question.
“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,” she said. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
The veracity of this statement is suspect and could just be an attempt to get people to leave her kid alone/stop filling her Instagram comments with pictures of bees, but for now, let’s take it.
So, next up steps Rita Ora. Rita Ora is a singer. Most people have no idea who she is. This is not for lack of trying by Rita Ora. She is allegedly Harvey Weinstein’s “biggest discovery” who he has called a “heartbreaking” actress. She appeared in 50 Shades of Grey for, like, 12 seconds. She had a song where she repeated the words “party and bullshit” 4,000 times. She dated Taylor Swift’s boyfriend and the Kardashian boy and I guess she’ll take what she can get at this point, so she posted some pictures, this one in reference to the Lemonade line “ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks”:
And this one where she’s wearing a lemon bra and wearing a “J” charm:
Now, look. As a gossip writer, I’ve been witness to a great deal of Rita Ora’s attempts, and I’m pretty sure she ain’t Becky. She’s just divebombing herself into the conversation because, dammit, nothing else has worked thus far.
So, if it’s not Rita Ora, and it’s not Rachel Roy (or Rachael Ray), who is Becky? Let’s get the most obvious out of the way: It’s not Aunt Becky.
So the remaining possibilities include:
Becky the Duck
Becky de Winter
KANYE WAS RIGHT NOT TO TRUST THAT GUY.