Rachel Roy Cancels Public Appearance for ‘Personal Emergency’ Post-‘Becky’ Backlash
When Lemonade reverts to lemons all over again…
Rachel Roy, the fashion designer who was first targeted as the referenced subject of Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity in Beyoncé‘s new album, cancelled a public appearance scheduled for Monday, Apr. 25 after receiving an onslaught of criticism from the Beyhive.
As BuzzFeed reports, Roy was supposed to speak at a seminar entitled “Mastering Your Métier” in New York City, but attendees on the guest list received an email that read, “Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.”
Beyoncé calls out her husband’s mistress in the track “Sorry” through the lyric, “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” Roy fueled the fire behind rumors that she was the “Becky” in question by posting a photo with the Instagram caption, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
Now, Beyoncé fans are after Rita Ora, the latest “Becky” suspect after the singer posted a photo on Snapchat of her wearing a ‘J’-initial necklace and a lemon bikini top. Ora has previously been accused of being involved with Jay-Z, specifically when Charlamagne tha God asked her on-air whether the cheating rumors were true.
“Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life,” she replied.