When Beyoncé dropped her sixth studio album Lemonade last night on Tidal, all of pop culture media predictably exploded. As everyone rushed to devour the project, which was released alongside a beautiful film, it became clear that part of the album was about a lover betraying Beyoncé. She goes particularly in depth on this subject in a song called “Apathy,” in which she references a “Becky with the good hair,” who her lover apparently runs to. The reference has spurred on a whole commotion about side chicks, and now one of the most famous side chicks ever has weighed in on Lemonade: Monica Lewinsky.
In “Apathy,” Beyonce goes into full-on attack mode against this so-called Becky with the nice hair:
So what are you gonna say at my funeral now that you’ve killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children both living and dead. Rest in peace my true love, who I took for granted. Most bomb pussy, who because of me sleep evaded. Her shroud is loneliness, her god was listening. Her heaven will be a love without betrayal. Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks.
People have deduced that this “Becky” character is Rachel Roy, a designer Jay-Z was rumored to have had an affair with. Roy took to Instagram to post a photo with a caption that read: “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.” The reference to her “good hair” is what tipped everyone off to the connection with “Becky.”
Although June Ambrose denies that there’s any truth to this connection, Lewinsky—whose fame is a direct result of her affair with Bill Clinton—thought it would be in good humor to weigh in. She tweeted this just a little while ago:
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) April 25, 2016
It’s been a while since Lewinsky has been in the spotlight, but this was the perfect opportunity for her to jump right back in and make light of a situation that seriously affected her life. And to answer your sarcastic question, Monica, yes, you can listen: this album is way too good to pass up.