Beyoncé's 'Becky with the good hair' has been revealed - and it'll surprise you

Beyoncé's single "Sorry" was definitely the most controversial on her latest album, bringing to light the iconic "Becky with the good hair," which sparked rampant speculation over potential real-life mistresses. Names like Rita Ora, fashion designer Rachel Roy and even Chris Martin have been tossed into the ring, but one person has set the record straight - Beyoncé's collaborator Diana Gordon, who says Becky was her idea and has no relation to the singer's life.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the reaction to the lyric, the high-profile songwriter said: "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?"


Beyoncé holding the mic at the Superbowl getting ready to sing
Diana revealed that "Becky with the good hair" isn't based on a real person

She also revealed how Beyoncé reacted to the audience's strong response to the lyric, saying: "I don't think she expected it. I saw her at her Formation tour. She had a pyjama 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."

Beyoncé in a white dress
Diana collaborated with Beyoncé for her Lemonade album

Diana also revealed that she wrote Daddy Lessons from Beyoncé's album Lemonade, and that Beyoncé called the song "her life" after the music veteran first played it to her. She said: "When I played it for her, I was like, 'This is one of my favourite songs.' She was like, 'This is my life.'

"She went and reproduced it, she changed some words, added the bridge, it's hers. She didn't talk to me about her father. We didn't go into details. I see their relationship in the media just like everyone else."

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