Beyoncé's Fans Think They Found The Real 'Becky With The Good Hair'
Apart from tearing us down to our most vulnerable selves and teaching us to love again, Beyoncé's new album, Lemonade, has turned the Beyhive into a hoard of expert detectives bent on seeking and destroying “Becky with the good hair.”
Derived from a lyric in “Sorry" -- a brilliant, no-f*cks-given anthem, presumably addressing husband Jay Z's infidelity -- “Becky with the good hair” became a household name overnight (despite having a really long name).
Buckle the F up, because a LOT has happened since Saturday.
Fans initially thought Becky was a codename for Rachel Roy when the fashion designer posted a photo to Instagram with the caption “good hair don't care” following the release of Bey's visual album.
In a quintessential be-careful-what-you-wish-for-when-you-try-to-low-key-out-yourself-as-Becky situation, the Beyhive pounced on Roy's Instagram with lemon and bee emojis and general threats until Roy had to make her page private.
Then, in a follow-up moment of, “Woah, guys, too far. Not cool,” some members of the Hive went after Roy's 16-year-old daughter, Ava Dash, bullying her on Instagram and Twitter.
Hope you're still buckled the F up, because there's more.
After all this, Bey's fans think they (and Roy) may have been mistaken about the true identity of Becky all along.
On Monday, former Jay Z protégé Rita Ora reportedly shared a photo to Snapchat of herself wearing a sheer bra with lemon appliqués and what appears to be a “J” necklace.
RITA ORA WITH THE LEMON BRA AND THE "J" NECKLACE SOMEONE CALL A CUSTODIAN FOR THIS MESS pic.twitter.com/039rJJBHvQ — Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) April 25, 2016
The Hive descended on the 25-year-old's Instagram with bee and lemon emojis, natch, and comments like, “Rita = Bitch…Beyoncé = Queen.”
Now, before Rita is forced to shut down her social media and live her life off the grid, perhaps somewhere underwater, surrounded by fish poop and Osama bin Laden's bones, let's consider the details.
Anyone with mild to moderate Snapchat addiction knows the front-facing camera flips images, meaning Rita's necklace is likely not the letter "J."
When viewed properly, the necklace reads more like a fancy, lowercase "r."
Also, the lemon bikini bra is one of many food-centric pieces the singer designs with TEZENiS.
While there is a small sliver of a chance Rita meant to insinuate she is Becky, and Becky is her and they are the same woman with the same good, good hair, the actual odds she's looking to out herself as the mistress who drove the wedge in the Carter family are slim.
If the real Becky is reading this, do yourself a favor and lay low. Once you get stung by the Beyhive, there's no going back.