(AllHipHop News) Rachel Roy has denied she is the woman at the center of Jay Z ‘cheating’ rumors.
The fashion designer responded after days of intense speculation about the identity of the “Becky with the good hair” which Beyonce sings about in song Sorry from her new visual album Lemonade.
Rachel, 42, sparked gossip that she was the woman referenced on the track about a husband’s infidelity, which many fans believe details a troubled patch in the superstar’s marriage to Jay Z, after she captioned an Instagram post in part, “good hair don’t care”.
In a statement to People.com, Rachel insists:
“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.
“There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
“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.”
“I would hope that the media sees the real issue here – the issue of cyber bullying – and how it should not be tolerated by anyone,” she added.
The ex-wife of Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash was trolled by Beyonce’s fans forcing her to make her Instagram account private. On Monday, she pulled out of a speaking gig at a creative seminar for NeueHouse.
The singer’s devotees, known as the BeyHive, responded to Roy’s comments with stinging remarks about her looks and alleged affair, which has long been rumored to have caused the now-famous elevator showdown between Jay Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles following a Met Ball afterparty in 2014.
Rachel has never previously commented on accusations swirling around her close friendship with Jay Z, who launched his first label, Roc-A-Fella Records, with her ex-husband Damon.
Rachel and Damon were married from 2005 to 2009, and are parents to daughters Tallulah and Ava.