The drama seems to be getting to Rachel Roy — because amid speculation that she had an affair with Jay Z thanks to lyrics on Beyonce’s new album, she’s canceled an appearance at the last minute! Find out her reason for backing out here.
Rachel Roy, 42, isn’t ready to face the music, and instead of putting herself back out there, she’s opting to spend a bit more time out of the spotlight. The designer was scheduled to speak at an event in New York City on April 25, but announced just hours beforehand that she’s not going to make it. Could her drama with Beyonce, 34, and Jay Z, 46, be the reason!?
“Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event,” a rep for Rachel explained. “Our apologies for any inconvenience. The 42-year-old was set to speak at a seminar called Mastering Your Metier in the Big Apple.
In case you’ve missed everything that’s gone down, here’s a summary: Bey released her new visual album, Lemonade, on April 24, and on it, she sings all about a man being unfaithful. Speculation immediately began that Jay had cheated, and when Rachel posted an Instagram bragging about her “good hair,” fans began attacking her as being the woman called “Becky with the good hair,” who Beyonce references on one track.
“Rachel is so upset that she was called out and had to make her Instagram private from all the backlash,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Becky is totally a reference to her. That’s what Beyonce refers to her as and she is furious Beyonce would do this.” Jay has been accused of getting too close to Rachel in the past, too, adding to speculation that they’ve been having an affair.
The 42-year-old has mostly kept quiet since this all went down, and even deleted her revealing Instagram pic, but she did tweet once, referencing the drama. “I respect love, marriages, families and strengths,” she wrote. “What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
As for Bey and Jay, the Lemonade movie shows them having a happy ending, and as we previously reported, if a divorce does happen, it’ll completely be the 34-year-old’s decision. “Jay knows that if he divorced her, no one in the world of public opinion would be on his side,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The reaction of what is happening now for the whole Lemonade release certainly hasn’t gotten past Jay and he knows that he is in the doghouse with her fans.”
Are you surprised that Rachel canceled her appearance at the last minute, HollywoodLifers?