It’s been two years since the visual masterpiece known as “Lemonade” dropped in our lives by King Beyoncé. And the most memorable lyric, hands-down, has to be “He better call Becky with the good hair.”
That lyric is at the very end of her song entitled “Sorry,” which shows Beyoncé flipping birds and ignoring calls from, who we assume, is her cheating husband. And since then, many have been itching to find out who “Becky” is.
At one point, Rachel Roy was a suspect because she posted a photo of herself after the album made waves with the caption, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always.”
Although no one has been clearly identified as the Becky, Amber Rose decided to throw another name in the ring. The SlutWalk founder appeared on former MTV The Hills‘ stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt’s podcast “Make Speidi Famous Again,” and she said she knows who the real Becky is.
“I definitely think that Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘Becky with the good hair,’” She said. “I really feel like she’s she’s the one who was, like, f—ing Jay-Z.”
In an attempt to make an argument, Amber said that Beyoncé and actress Gwyneth used to be close, but since Lemonade dropped, she has noticed that hey haven’t been photographed as much together.
When Paltrow’s team heard the news, a rep for Paltrow told PEOPLE magazine that Rose’s accusation is “completely absurd and 100 percent false.”
A source close to Amber then said that her accusation was “…literally a joke on a podcast! She was only kidding.”
Whether it was a joke or not, I’m pretty sure no one from the Beyhive asked Amber to join their team of sleuths. And here’s another clue – maybe “Becky” isn’t even a real indicator as to who Jay-Z may or may not have been messing with.
Get this – Songwriter Diana Gordon actually said that she came up with that lyric for Beyoncé.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gordon shared how silly she found people to be when they became so emotionally invested in finding out who “Becky” was.
EW: What did you think about people’s reactions to the “Becky with the good hair” line in “Sorry”?
I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living? I was like, “What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?” Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?
EW: Did you and Beyoncé ever talk about the response?
No. I don’t think she expected it. I saw her at her Formation tour. She had a pajama party; we laughed, we danced, we hugged it out. But I didn’t say much about it at the time because I wanted to give her space. The idea started in my mind but it’s not mine anymore. It was very funny and amusing to me to watch it spread over the world. If it’s not going to be me saying it, and the one person in the world who can say it is Beyoncé, I was f—ing happy. With Beyoncé, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her. I didn’t have a dad growing up, so “Daddy Lessons,” that was more of a fantasy for me. I felt like I was very strong in helping to raise my brothers and sisters but that really was her story.
So, I hate to break it to Amber, but give it up, girl. It’s been two years, and with Beyoncé being so close-mouthed about everything, do you really think you’ll find out who that lyric may have been alluding to? Maybe that lyric and your comment were both jokes.
Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford