Beyoncé's Songwriter Finally Explains 'Becky With The Good Hair'

August 3, 2016 by Sara Alderman
shefinds | Celebrity

On the night that Beyoncé dropped Lemonade, the Internet started an FBI-level investigation to find out who exactly is “Becky with the good hair,” which is a line from the song “Sorry” (and also potentially referring to Jay Z‘s mistress).

Now, Diana Gordon, the main writer on the track, is finally explaining the meaning behind the lyric. She tells Entertainment Weekly that Becky is… NO ONE. “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?”

She and Beyoncé didn’t even expect the Internet to react they way it did. “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.”

You can put away the files on Rachel Roy and Rita Ora now.



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Sara Alderman has covered topics from fashion to beauty and beyond.

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