Will the real “Becky with the good hair” please stand up?! After Beyoncé pretty much dragged her husband, JAY-Z, for being unfaithful on her 2016 visual album, Lemonade, the hip-hop superstar finally fessed up to cheating on his latest album, 4:44, released back in June. While he admitted to betraying his marriage to Queen Bey, it’s still unclear who the “99 Problems” rapper strayed with.
“And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same / I would probably die with all the shame / ‘You did what with who?’ / What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? / ‘You risked that for Blue?’” JAY, 47, raps on the LP’s title track, referencing Blue Ivy, his five-year-old daughter with Beyoncé.
As fans are well aware, the pop diva, 36 — who also shares three-month-old twins Rumi and Sir with JAY — acknowledges her spouse’s indiscretions throughout Lemonade's genre-hopping tracklist. “What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you,” Beyoncé sings on “Hold Up,” while she adds on Becky-blasting “Sorry,” “Looking at my watch, he shoulda been home / Today I regret the night I put that ring on." And on “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Bey unleashes her anger. “Who the f--k do you think I is? / You ain’t married to no average b---h, boy,” she fumes. “If you try this s--t again / You gon’ lose your wife.”
Naturally, Beyoncé’s autobiographical lyrics sent the Beyhive into a frenzy as they tirelessly tried to track down JAY’s alleged mistress. The internet accused several starlets of being “Becky,” the woman who supposedly drew a wedge between the world’s most powerful couple. Fashion designer Rachel Roy and Rita Ora were among those thought to be the other woman.
Rachel Roy and Rita Ora. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
However, both ladies vehemently denied speculation that they had hooked up with JAY during his marriage to Beyoncé. "I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest,” Rachel, 43, said in a statement in April 2016. "There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
Rita, 26, also shut down gossip by tweeting, “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumors are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.” If we’re lucky, maybe JAY will give us a clue when he performs on Saturday Night Live’s Season 43 premiere on NBC Saturday, Sept. 30. Fingers crossed, for sure.