‘Becky with the good hair’? Rachel Roy’s private emails have reportedly been stolen
‘Woman in the middle’?
Rachel Roy (center), Jay Z’s Problem – No. 100
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The photo that started the storm – Roy captioned it ‘Good hair don’t care’
Designer Rachel Roy, the rumored mistress of the famed rapper that may have inspired Beyoncé’s “Sorry” has had her “personal information” stolen from her computer, London’s The Sun reported.
“Rachel has confided to friends about the stolen emails,” a source told the paper. “She has no idea how they’ve been swiped but is aware of how much harm they can cause.”
In Beyoncé’s recently released album “Lemonade,” which allegedly chronicles her husband Jay Z’s infidelities, there are references one woman in particular – “Becky with the good hair” – in the lyrics to “Sorry.”
Roy fanned the flames when, hours after the track was released, she published a photo on Instagram and captioned it, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
Beyonce’s loyal army of fans, the BeyHive, immediately inundated the designer’s social media with vicious threats and bee emojis. Roy’s Instagram page was also flooded with nasty remarks.
In the wake of the media maelstrom, the Indian-American designer issued a statement to People denying that she was the “other woman.”
“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,” the 42-year-old Roy said. “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.
“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.”
But if The Sun reports are correct, Roy may find herself back in the media’s harsh glare.
“From a personal level, she wanted to distance herself from the furor after initially playing up to the link as Jay Z’s rumored other woman,” the source told The Sun. “But now she fears the spotlight will be well and truly back on her, Jay Z and Beyoncé if these conversations end up online.”
Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles with Rachel Roy (inset): Rachel was rumoured to be the cause of this infamous elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange who is seen storming off
Exes Rachel Roy and Dame Dash. Very bitter, publicly contested divorce
It’s not the first time Roy has been linked to the rapper.
She is reported to have been the reason why Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles attacked her brother-in-law in the elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in 2014.
Roy was married to Jay Z’s former business partner Damon Dash. The couple married in 2005 and are parents to Ava, 16, and Tallulah, 7. Their divorce in 2009 was contentious, with Roy winning sole custody of the kids and a three-year restraining order against Dash.