Beyoncé’s album Lemonade dropped Saturday, and with it came talks that it was a no-holds-barred insight into her and Jay-Z’s purported affair-rocked marriage.
Bey seems to allude as much with the initially weird album title. But upon listening to her songs’ lyrics, you can pretty much see the metaphor with the proverb, “When life gives you lemons…”
And a juicy lemonade Beyoncé makes.
In several of her songs, Beyoncé’s lyrics seemingly call out infidelity. “You know I give you life, if you try this s–t again you’re gonna lose your wife,” she sings on “Don’t Hurt Yourself”. And in “Sorry,” she goes, “He only want me when I’m not there. He better call Becky with the good hair.’’
Those who analyzed the lyrics say “Becky” is often used to denote a “Valley girl” type, and “good hair” is used in black lingo to mean straight hair.
Back in 2014, Jay-Z had been rumored to have a mistress in Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of his former business partner Damon Dash…which, incidentally, was said to be the cause for the infamous elevator scuffle between Solange and Jay-Z.
Roy herself seemed to point the arrows back at her when she posted a laughing selfie on Instagram 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”
Followers who were quick to draw the Beyoncé association commented, “I think we found Becky!’’
More and more comments on Roy’s love triangle ‘association’ – and, of course, the hate she’s since gotten from loyal Queen Bey fans – then led the 42-year-old designer to make her account private.
Still, Roy wanted a final say to her bashers, as she posted on her Twitter:
I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.
— Rachel Roy (@Rachel_Roy) April 24, 2016
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have not commented on the affair talks that have sprung up. Maybe, we’re guessing, it’s because Bey’s letting her album do the talking for her.