Three months ago, Beyoncé sent girls everywhere into crisis mode as we all asked ourselves one question: "Am I Becky with the good hair?" Because who is Becky with the Good Hair? The lyric from her song "Sorry" off her new album Lemonade that shook the entire world, goes like this:
He only want me when I'm not there / He better call Becky with the good hair
The lyrics were clever, but not exactly rocket science, and the Bey Hive almost instantly decided that JAY Z may have cheated on the Queen. So, now, the Bey Hive is sitting here asking themselves: "Did JAY Z cheat on his gorgeous, talented wife with this Becky girl. But who is Becky?" Obviously, any self-respecting member of the Beygency immediately set to work trying to crack the case and figure out exactly who Becky with the Good Hair was.
Many accused designer Rachel Roy of being the real Becky after she posted, then quickly deleted, a suggestive Instagram with the caption, "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens." Rita Ora was also a prime suspect at the time.
Rumors were flying every which way, with some people claiming to know the true Becky, but no one providing any proof.
Now, thanks to the song's main writer Diana Gordon, we finally know the truth. The real Becky is.... *drumroll* ... NOBODY!
That's right, folks. Becky with the good hair is merely a symbolic representation of side chicks everywhere!
Before we get into Gordon shutting down all the speculation, let's relive one of the greatest music videos of all time:
OK, not onto the stuff you cam here for: answers. Diana talked to Entertainment Weekly about the public's reaction to that Becky lyric, saying,
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?'
Diana went on to say Beyoncé was caught off guard by all the crazy speculation behind the lyric.
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.
Well, there you go, everyone! Becky isn't real! Or, at least she's not real in the literal sense.
C'mon, you guys know Queen Bey. Do you really think she would call someone out in a song like that?
Well, besides JAY Z. But he earned it.
EDIT, 3:24 pm: A previous version of this article implied Diana Gordon was talking about "Sorry" when she said, "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." It turns out, she was actually talking about "Daddy Lessons." Our bad! Sorry, for real this time.
This post was originally published on Aug. 3, 2016. It was updated on Aug. 19, 2019, by Elite Daily Staff.