If you were one of the many people trying to figure out who Beyoncé was referring to as “Becky with the good hair” in her single “Sorry,” don’t waste your time. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Sorry” co-writer Diana Gordon, previously known as Wynter Gordon, told the publication that the lyric wasn’t about a specific person.
The news must be shocking to the Beyhive who went on full attack mode trying to figure out who “Becky” truly was. Celebs like Rita Ora and Rachel Roy were all mentioned in the weeks after the song was released, even though both women helped fan the flames of the rumors.
“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?'” Diana says about the public aftermath following the song’s release. “Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?”
Diana admits that she’s never talked to Beyoncé about the song after its release, but claims that the singer herself didn’t expect the line to have such a huge effect.
“I don’t think [Beyoncé] expected it. I saw her at her Formation tour. She had a pajama party; we laughed, we danced, we hugged it out,” she adds.
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