The Songwriter Behind Beyonce’s ‘Becky With The Good Hair’ Lyric Revealed What It Actually Means

Everyone from Rita Ora to Rachel Roy (who people accidentally mistook for Rachel Ray) had fingers pointing at them after Beyonce used her album, Lemonade, to put Jay-Z on blast for cheating in her, mainly in response to the lyric “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” The mystery kept people guessing – who was Jay-Z’s side chick, and is her hair really that good?

Apparently not, as “Becky” and her good hair isn’t specific to any one person. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Diana Gordon, the main writer for the track “Sorry” in which the lyric appears, says that people were reading way, WAY too much into the song. “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 tell you all that much, accusing people?”

Gordon also says that she didn’t think Beyonce expected such a widespread response to the song, but notes that it was “very funny and amusing” to watch people from all over try to sleuth their way into figuring out who “Becky” was.

[H/T Entertainment Weekly]