People who throw rocks then hide their hands and play victim are lame. Always have been. Always will be. Rachel Roy is no exception.
After basically inserting herself into the middle of Beyoncé’s Lemonade saga (see screenshot below), the designer is now trying to back away from the scene of the crime, insisting that she is not “Becky,” the woman Bey referenced as Jay’s ex-mistress on her new album.
Here’s the thing: It’s very possible that Rachel Roy is not Becky; however, I find it very hard to believe that she wasn’t intentionally trying to stir up some shit when she made that post. Considering that rumors have already placed her at the center of the Met Gala elevator showdown, one would think that she would try to steer clear of anything relating to Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and infidelity. But instead, she saw fit to throw that corny “good hair” comment out there on social media shortly after Bey suggested that Jay had cheated with “Becky with the good hair.” Sure, it can be argued that it’s just a coincidence, but I think we’re all smarter than that. And furthermore, who the hell is claiming that they have “good hair” in 2016? The answer is no one—except lame chicks looking for attention. And let us not forget her tweeting a Jay-Z lyric about a week or so after the Met throwdown. Shenanigans all round, y’all. Shenanigans all around.
Unfortunately for Roy, things didn’t play out as she’d probably hoped during Lemonade weekend. Her little stunt resulted in her social media accounts being flooded with bee emojis and threats, courtesy of the BeyHive. So now, she’s attempting to set the record straight.
“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,” Roy said in a statement to People. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
But what was fun or lighthearted about that post? Seriously. I’ll wait.
“Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats. As a mother – and I know many mothers would agree – I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable,” she continued. “I would hope that the media sees the real issue here – the issue of cyber bullying – and how it should not be tolerated by anyone.”
While it’s wrong that people have gone as far as to threaten Roy and her kids, I can’t help but feel that she brought some of these headaches on herself trying to be funny.