Rachel Roy has insisted that she is not "Becky with the good hair" in a statement responding to allegations that she's involved in the rumours surrounding Beyoncé and Jay Z. Beyoncé raised eyebrows about her husband being unfaithful in lyrics from her new album, Lemonade.
Fashion designer Rachel, 42, found herself on the wrong side of the BeyHive when she posted an Instagram snap with the caption: "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always."
She's since deleted the photo but, following online comments, has issued an official statement. Rachel told People: "I want to put the speculation and rumours to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that."
Rachel added: "There is no validity that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumours."
Beyoncé's loyal supporters were quick to comment on Rachel's social media profiles.
In the statement Rachel addressed the comments, continuing: "Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats. As a mother – and I know many mothers would agree – I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable. I would hope that the media sees the real issue here – the issue of cyberbullying – and how it should not be tolerated by anyone."
Shortly after she uploaded the original post, the comments section on Rachel's Instagram was filled with hundreds of bee emojis – the BeyHive's method of attack.
She later took to Twitter to suggest she had nothing but respect for >Beyoncé and Jay, but once again insisted she would not accept bullying in any way.