Hey Jay, the Beyhive has been attacking any woman that they think might be ‘Becky with the good hair,’ who Beyonce sang about on her explosive album, ‘Lemonade.’ Rita Ora and Rachel Roy are getting bullied, hounded and defamed and I think it’s ridiculous you’re allowing this to happen.
Jay Z, I don’t care whether or not you cheated on Beyonce. My issue is that you are remaining silent while Rita Ora and Rachel Roy get attacked by the Beyhive. You could easily come out and say something to vindicate these women but instead you’re staying silent because of album sales. Is it really worth it for these women to get ruthlessly and viciously attacked in the media, considering they were at one point or another your friends?
Rachel has been the subject of rumors connected to you ever since the infamous elevator fight after the 2014 Met Ball, when Solange Knowles was caught on camera kicking the crap out of you. But you stayed silent then, with the exception of your joint family statement. But now that Bey has come out with an entire album, seemingly about your potential infidelity, Rachel’s name has come up again. She has been hounded by photographers for days and “Rachel Roy cheating” has over one million Google searches. She attempted to put an end to the madness in a statement saying she is not Becky, despite her ill-timed Instagram post about good hair.
“I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest,” Rachel said. “My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that. There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors. Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughter 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 cyber bullying — and how it should not be tolerated by anyone.” But does that really squash the issue for her? No, and the damage has been done. Her business and reputation have been irreparably hurt, and all it would have taken is a few simple words from you to right the wrong.
And Rita has been slammed, too. Although you two have had legal issues ever since she left your label, does that mean she’s fair game for cyber bullying? She tweeted: “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false. I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.” If you just made a statement telling the world to chill it would be enough. You don’t have to say there isn’t a real “Becky,” but you could tell your fans that you and Bey don’t condone bullying and to leave Rachel and Rita out of it. This may not keep people from speculating but it most certainly would be the right thing to do.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Jay should make a statement? Tell us in the comments!