Beyonce Lyric Causes Backlash for 2 Rachels

Fans targeted Rachel Roy, Rachael Ray
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2016 5:09 AM CDT
Beyonce Lyric Causes Backlash for 2 Rachels
Beyonce and Jay Z watch an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder last month.   (AP Photo)

Beyonce fans have a prime suspect in the Jay Z infidelity strongly hinted at in her new album Lemonade—and Rachels everywhere may get caught in the crossfire. In a now-deleted Instagram post, fashion designer Rachel Roy appeared to out herself as the "Becky with the good hair" referred to in the song "Sorry," Jezebel reports. "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always," wrote Roy, who was rumored to have been the cause of the famous 2014 elevator clash between Jay Z and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles.

Roy, the ex-wife of Damon Dash, Jay Z’s former business partner, locked down her Instagram account after it was inundated with comments from angry Beyonce fans, who also made some unflattering edits to her Wikipedia page. But some of them put their bee and lemon emojis in the wrong place: The Daily Dot reports that TV chef Rachael Ray also found herself the target of fans' wrath on Instagram and Twitter, with her photos of food becoming a comment battleground. Jay Z, meanwhile, is actually being helped by the whole drama, Vanity Fair notes, since the "juicy speculation" is boosting sales of Lemonade—which is streaming exclusively on his "flagging music service," Tidal. (Beyonce has rapped about the elevator fight before.)

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