On Saturday (April 23rd), Beyoncé released her highly anticipated album Lemonade in the form of a one hour visual released on HBO. The album projects strong themes about family, love, betrayal, Blackness and most notably infidelity. Many fans were stunned by the presumed admittances about the cheating rumors that have long plagued Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s marriage. The album’s shocking content sent many fans searching for the woman responsible for Beyonce’s heartbreak.
In a song entitled, “Sorry ”, Queen Bey gives an acute warning to a cheating spouse saying, “He better call Becky with the good hair”. Following the release of Lemonade, Damon Dash’s ex-wife and fashion designer, Rachel Roy, gave credence to rumors of an alleged affair with Jay Z after captioning a picture on Instagram, “Good hair don’t care. But we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self-truths, always. Live in the light. #NoDramaQueens”.
Roy’s post quickly angered Beyonce’s social media army “The BeyHive” and her comments section filled with lemons and pointed insults. However, many fans mistakenly began invading the comment section of celebrity chef Rachael Ray’s Instagram page in error with comments about the chef’s appearance, cooking skills, and erroneous accusations of being a thorn in the Carter’s marriage.
Oprah’s protégé suffered the wrath of the Beyhive quite severely but has yet to respond to the case of mistaken identity. Members of the Beyhive have since reneged on their initiation of war with the talk show host. One representative of the online fan base apologized to Ray saying, “As part of the beyhive committee I would like to apologize to you Ms. Ray for the inconvenience E online reports.
Putting the jokes aside, the recent events caused through cyber bullying “keyboard thugs” are a problem on the rise and is more than just an inconvenience.