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Why Isn’t Jay Z Getting As Much Shit As ‘Becky With The Good Hair?’

Music

Why Isn’t Jay Z Getting As Much Shit As ‘Becky With The Good Hair?’

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It’s the question on everyone’s minds after Beyoncé dropped the groundbreaking Lemonade: who on earth is “Becky with the good hair?”

In case you’re new to the internet or planet earth or whatever, Lemonade, Queen Bey’s HBO special and album of the same name, details the infidelity of her husband, little known rapper Jay Z. Specifically, Beyoncé name drops “Becky with the good hair,” the woman who Jay apparently boned on one or more occasions. Now anyone familiar with Beyoncé’s fan base, better known as the Beyhive, knows that when someone threatens their queen, they go for blood. Naturally, their latest enemy is this Becky woman.

So far the Beyhive has had two main suspects. The first was Rachel Roy, who sparked the rumor by posting an Instagram photo with the caption, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always” (the photo has since been taken down, in response to violent threats about Roy and her family).

Now Roy has history with Jay Z – she was once married to Damon Dash, Jay’s former business partner/friend and current nemesis – so any good conspiracy theorist might have pegged Roy for Becky even without the telltale Insta. She’s since denied the accusations, but really, who’s to say?

The second proposed Becky is singer Rita Ora, who posted a picture in which she sports Beyoncé’s look from the “Formation” music video. This seems to be a simple nod to Bey’s massive triumph, but the Hive was not having it and immediately suggested that Ora is Becky. She quickly addressed those rumors via Twitter:

Regardless of who is Becky, we’re all forgetting one important thing here: it’s Jay Z who took those marriage vows, Jay Z who has a child with Beyoncé and Jay Z who cheated on one of the most insanely talented, powerful and beautiful women in existence. Why isn’t the Beyhive swarming after him?

Typical double standard at play here, folks. Meanwhile Jay Z is sitting back at his Tidal desk (I doubt he ever sits at an actual desk at Tidal, but it makes for a better visual) counting his profits as Lemonade finally makes his bonkers venture profitable. Such is life.