Is it starting to feel like we're all just bit players in the blockbuster movie that is Beyoncé's life? She's mysterious and untouchable most of the time, but then she'll stop the world with a new piece of art that may or may not offer fans a tiny peek behind her glittery curtain. We debate, cry, dance, cheer and laugh as she commands. And then she disappears like Keyser Soze, leaving the rest of us to figure out what it all means.
Ever since HBO aired King Bey's visual album "Lemonade" and the album began streaming on Tidal on Saturday, April 23, we can't sleep because "Becky with the good hair"—mentioned in Beyoncé's song "Sorry"—won't leave us alone. We hate Becky and we fantasize about beating her a—. On behalf of scorned women everywhere, Becky must feel the pain. But there's one tiny problem. We don't know Becky. And we aren't even sure she's real.
"I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are totally false, Rita Ora posted on Twitter. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé. Let's continue enjoying Lemonade," she added.
Fashion designer Rachel Roy defended herself in a statement to People: "I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that," she said. "There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors."
Page Six is now reporting that we'll never know exactly who the superstar singer is talking about because "Becky" is a composite of many women Jay Z is rumored to have cheated with early in his relationship with Beyoncé. An inside source tells the gossip outlet, "I don't think Beyoncé is calling out one girl. It is many girls. The rumors have been around for years."
However, Bey's husband, Jay Z, has apparently changed his deceptive ways since the birth of the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy, in January 2012.
The source tells Page Six, "Beyoncé had the baby and was like, 'What am I doing? This is what my dad did to my mom.' She really looked at herself. Jay is now a great husband, and this is in the past. They went through a rocky patch but things are good again. The video is about finally coming to terms with her strength and their love."
Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles, tells E! his daughter is telling a universal story and isn't necessarily pulling from her own experiences. "She's talking about you," he told E! News. "You put that in context for you personally. She's talking about you and everybody that is you, that's who she's talking about."
And yet another Page Six insider insists the storylines in "Lemonade" all add up to one brilliant marketing scheme, meant to sell albums and keep us fiending for more. They're marketing masters," says the source. "They're pros at this. The more attention, the more they sell, the better. All that speculation is to get press when they need it. 'Lemonade' is much deeper than infidelity, but that's the focus. As long as people are talking, they don't care."
Alas, we still don't have definitive answers. And maybe it doesn't matter because at least we are feeling, talking and grooving. Beyoncé's tour kicks off in Miami on Wednesday, April 4. And we already know that we will stick to the script and get in formation. We always do.
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