It's been haunting us since Lemonade dropped: Who is this "Becky with the good hair" that Beyoncé speaks of? That she passive-aggressively challenges her man to call? That she believes he's with when Bey's not around? We want answers!
But since Bey's signature move is to remain silent on almost anything personal, we'll have to settle for what Diana (formerly Wynter) Gordon, the songwriter behind Bey's "Sorry," has explained.
The internet first assumed "Becky" was fashion designer Rachel Roy, and then former Roc Nation signee Rita Ora, but Gordon recently gave the latest update in the who's-who saga in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
What did you think about people’s reactions to the "Becky with the good hair" line in "Sorry"?
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?
Did you and Beyoncé ever talk about the response?
No. 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. 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. If it's not going to be me saying it, and the one person in the world who can say it is Beyoncé, I was f—ing happy.
So basically, if you think we're ever going to get to the bottom of who "Becky" is, think again. Like the real reason behind that "Elevator-gate" family feud and the "Put It In a Love Song" video with Alicia Keys that never saw the light of day, when Beyoncé doesn't want you to know something, she shuts. it. down.