We definitely *didn't* expect this from Beyoncè's Lemonade...
Finally every Becky worldwide can breathe a sigh of relief.
A full four months after Beyoncè’s Lemonade exploded onto the scene, we have finally been blessed with the identity of Queen B’s ‘Becky with the good hair’.
Cast your minds back to your first watch/listen/spiritual experience with Lemonade, and you’ll probably remember your shock as Beyoncè seemingly instructed Jay-Z to call go and call ‘Becky with the good hair’ at the end of her track Sorry.
Who was Becky? Why was Jay supposed to be calling her? And, exactly what shampoo does she use to get such ‘good hair’?!
For the weeks following Lemonade, the Beehive accused a couple of people of being said ‘Becky’.
Rita Ora was forced to defend herself against the accusations. At the time, she took to Twitter to share: ‘I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false’.
Designer Rachel Roy was also drawn into the equation, but soon rejected the claims by saying there is ‘no truth’ to her and Jay Z’s rumoured hook-up.
Rachel made headlines with a now deleted Instagram post, where she wrote, ‘Good hair don’t care’.
However, Beyoncè’s Lemonade collaborator Diana Gordan has now shared what B is actually referring to.
And, in fact, ‘Becky’ doesn’t appear to have been aimed at anyone at all.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Diana says she found all the speculation over ‘Becky’ silly: ‘I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living?
‘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?”‘
She later added about Beyoncè’s reaction, ‘I don’t think she expected it.’
In fact, ‘Becky’ having no particular identity might actually be confirmation of a popular Lemonade theory…
Considering Bey’s visual album was concerned with a lot more than the topic if infidelity – depicting an entire spectrum of political commentary, such as her support of the Black Lives Matter movement – it’s commonly believed that it may actually be the embodiment of the experience of black women in the USA.
Rebecca Thomas explains, ‘The idea of good hair actually has its roots in slavery… when Beyonce tells her cheating man he “better call Becky with the good hair,” she’s nodding to our historical baggage and signifying far more than just a girl with a bouncy blowout’.