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Fashion designer Rachel Roy has posted an Instagram that's ignited fury among Beyoncé fans.
Last night, Beyoncé debuted Lemonade on HBO: a feature-length visual album that chronicles her experience with infidelity and heartbreak. "He better call Becky with the good hair," she sang on "Sorry." Soon after the song aired, Roy posted the Instagram below with the following caption: "Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens."
Rumors of a relationship between Jay Z and Roy boiled over following the Met Ball Elevator Incident of 2014, in which Solange was seen on camera attacking Jay as Beyoncé stood idly by. Was this post Roy outing herself as Becky?
Roy made her Instagram account private after the Beyhive swarmed, but she took to Twitter to (obtusely) address the situation: "I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn't be tolerated, no mater what, is bullying, of any kind."
Roy got her big fashion break as creative director of Rocawear, the clothing company started by Jay Z and her now-ex-husband Damon Dash. (Dash is also Jay's former manager, and the two are co-founders of Roc-A-Fella Records.) After Rocawear was acquired by brand management group Iconix, Roy started her own namesake label with Dash.
The brand has gone through contentious ownership changes, and last year Dash sued Roy over alleged mismanagement of the business. While her higher-end line, Rachel Roy, has been closed (there are plans to relaunch it later this year), the lower-priced Rachel Rachel Roy remains in production.
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