Becky with the Good Hair
Becky with the good hair is a popular quote from the song “Sorry” by Beyoncé.
The song revolves around letting go of a cheating boyfriend by trying to drown her sorrows in D’USSÉ.
Online, there has been a lot of speculation if the song is autobiographical, with tabloids swarming the web with articles about Jay-Z cheating on the singer.
“Becky with the good hair” could be a specific person, whom tabloid magazines tried hard to find, with many of them identifying Rachel Roy to be the woman in question, however, Becky may also be just a pejorative slang term for a white girl, unaware of her privileges and prejudices.
The quote had appeared as the caption of several image macros and GIFs as well.
“Becky with the good hair” was laid to the eyes of the public on April 23rd, 2016, when Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, titled “Lemonade”.
The quote appears at the very end of the sixth song on the album, titled “Sorry”.
Here Beyoncé sings about her significant other cheating on her and herself coping with this fact by trying to party.
Spread and Usage
Right after the release of the album, fans started speculating whether the track is autobiographical or not.
The speculating then turned into outright cyberbullying, after Rachel Roy posted a photo on Instagram with the captions “good hair don’t care”.
This was more than enough for fans to start swarming her Instagram page with hateful comments, as well as lemon and bee emojis.
Later, image macros would turn up on Reddit as well as other sites, paired with the caption “Becky with the good hair”.