Yesterday Beyoncé gave us what we've all been waiting for and dropped her sixth studio album, Lemonade. If you can't wait to cop the album, you'll have to subscribe to Tidal since that's currently the only streaming service where the album is available.
While the album clearly got everyone's attention, people can't help but recognize how real and open Beyoncé got about her marital issues with Jay Z. In "Sorry" she sings, “Tonight I regret the night I put that ring on” and alludes to being the scorned woman with an unfaithful husband.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have never explicitly said whether infidelity has plagued their marriage. But none of us can forget that elevator incident where Beyoncé's sister, Solange Knowles, attacked her brother-in-law in an elevator following a Met Gala after-party, which spurred rumors of unfaithfulness. If there is another woman, Beyoncé just shouted her out in her song "Sorry," calling her "Becky with the good hair." Considering Bey's notoriously discreet ways, we could have been left wondering who "Becky" is, but it seems she may have just outed herself.
Shortly after the release of Lemonade, fashion designer Rachel Roy posted an Instagram photo of herself laughing with a friend with the caption, "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens." Of course Beyoncé's fans immediately came for Roy and started leaving unpleasant comments, forcing her to make her account private.
There's been gossip around Roy and Jay Z before, with some speculating she was the reason for the elevator throwdown in 2014. This is one complicated situation since Roy used to be married to Damon Dash, Jay Z's ex-business partner and former friend. Neither party has said yay or nay regarding any fooling around, but this morning, she responded to the backlash she's been receiving.
Bullying and making threats on social media are definitely not the proper response to this situation. We'll just have to wait and see if Beyoncé or Jay Z weigh in on the matter anytime soon.
[Update April 25, 10:53 a.m.] Rachel Roy has apparently canceled an appearance in New York due to a "personal emergency," BuzzFeed reports.
"The fashion designer was scheduled to speak at a seminar called 'Mastering Your Métier' in New York City organized by NeueHouse, a collective of people in the creative industries," but has withdrawn.
The email said: “Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.”